Boston’s NPR station WBUR has announced that Circle Round will host a special summer pop-up series in partnership with the Grammy-winning Boston Symphony Orchestra through its Education and Community Engagement Department. Circle Round is a popular children’s storytelling podcast which adapts folktales from around the world into action-packed radio plays, complete with original music and notable voices from the stage and screen.
To kick off the partnership, Circle Round and the BSO will present the BSO Concert for Very Young People: Circle Round Edition on May 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library.
On June 30, Circle Round will present three live performances at the new Linde Center for Music & Learning at Tanglewood featuring BSO musicians. These show will feature actors Jane Kaczmarek (CHIPS, Malcolm in the Middle), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Life in Pieces), and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia, Big Love). WBUR will record these performances and release them as episodes for the special summer “pop-up” season to be released July 9, 16, and 23.
In anticipation of the summer pop-up series, WBUR will release several new episodes of Circle Round that offer children and their grown-ups the opportunity to connect over timeless folktales.
Following the jam-packed summer, Circle Round launches Season 3 on September 10.
To listen to or learn more about the Circle Round podcast, click HERE.