YourClassical Storytime

'Why the Owl Only Comes Out at Night'

YourClassical Storytime: Why the Owl Only Comes Out at NightMia Jennings for MPR

YourClassical Storytime: Why the Owl Only Comes Out at Night


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January 01, 2023

Ever wonder why you never see an owl in the daytime? The answer makes for quite a story. This classic folk tale from Puerto Rico is one of misplaced feathers, a colorful coat, and a lesson about selfishness and sharing. Find out more in this episode of YourClassical Storytime, featuring storytelling by John Birge, music by Gioachino Rossini, and illustrations by Mia Jennings.

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This episode of YourClassical Storytime includes sections from:

Gioachino Rossini: Overtures

"William Tell Overture"

"The Thieving Magpie Overture"

"The Barber of Seville Overture"

"Cinderella Overture"

"Semiramide Overture"

"The Silken Ladder Overture"

"Il Signor Bruschino Overture"

Zagreb Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michel Halasz

Courtesy of Naxos of America


Narrator: John Birge

Story: Adapted by Inés Guanchez

Producer: Steve Seel

Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton

Social media producer: Inés Guanchez

Senior digital producer: Randy Salas

Production manager: Valerie Kahler

Program director: Julie Amacher