Knoxville Symphony Orchestra cellist Stacy Nickell Miller has written Better Than Cookies, As Good as Cake, a children’s book about a young girl who discovers the wonderful qualities of the violin, both alone and as part of a string quartet. The book is being published by the KSO in honor of its 75th-anniversary season in 2010; characters in the book are loosely based on members of the KSO. A reading of the book will officially launch Better Than Cookies on October 28 at the Bearden Library branch in Knoxville, with subsequent readings to take place at local library branches during KSO Story Times. The KSO Story Time program, for preschool-age children, features a KSO string quartet reading stories sand integrating live classical music into the story. The KSO was formed in 1935 and performs more than 200 programs throughout eastern Tennessee each season, including at the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, as well as at area hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks, and churches.
Posted October 5, 2010