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The Music of Life Performance

A free, interactive, family-friendly performance featuring award-winning children’s author Elizabeth Rusch and pianist/comedian David Saffert.

Join Elizabeth Rusch and David Saffert in the courtyard of the Portland Art Museum for a night of storytelling and music. Elizabeth will be reading her new book The Music of Life aloud as David plays piano pieces to accompany different parts of the story. Following the reading, there will be more music as the audience is invited to explore how different kinds of music echo the sounds of life.



“A spirited, informative tale” 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Delightfully energetic”
Starred Review


​“Sound unleashed”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review

Praise for The Music Of Life
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