YourClassical Storytime

'Backyard Night Lights'

Chinese legend says decaying grass becomes fireflies. Mia Jennings for MPR

YourClassical Storytime - 'Backyard Night Lights'


download audio

July 01, 2022

“After the sun has slipped away and the orange sky turns dark blue, fireflies put on a display like only they know how to do!” Go on a sparkly summertime adventure with Backyard Night Lights, the latest episode of YourClassical Storytime, featuring music by Edvard Grieg, illustrations by Mia Jennings and storytelling by Scott Blankenship.

Minnesota College Savings Plan

YourClassical Storytime is supported by Minnesota College Savings Plan

More: Other YourClassical Storytime adventures

Educators: YourClassical Storytime meets Common Core Standards

Podcast: Listen to YourClassical Storytime in your favorite podcast portal, including these:
Google     Apple     Stitcher     Spotify     RadioPublic



Edvard Grieg: Selections from Lyric Pieces, Op. 47
Performed by Janos Balint, flute, and Deborah Sipkai, harp

Lyric Pieces, Op. 65
Performed by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner
Hänssler Classic

Courtesy of Naxos of America


Narrator: Scott Blankenship

Story: Scott Blankenship

Producer: Valerie Kahler

Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton

Social media producer: Inés Guanchez

Senior digital producer: Randy Salas

Production manager: Valerie Kahler

Program director: Julie Amacher