My Magic Breath helps children — along with their parents, caregivers and teachers — harness the calming and restorative power of mindful breathing. This virtual program beautifully weaves animated illustrations, solo performances by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and narration by Amy Eshleman, First Lady of Chicago and learning specialist, to support the qualities of resilience and social and emotional well-being during this time of uncertainty.
Based on the popular children's book by New York Times bestselling author Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor and illustrated by Michelle Polizzi, this virtual program is a collaboration between the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Children’s Theatre.
MUSIC BY J.S. BACH
Prelude and Gigue from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor
Corrente from Flute Partita in A Minor
Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major
Support for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association programming for children and families is provided by Abbott Fund, Archer Daniels Midland Company, John Hart and Carol Prins, Kinder Morgan, PNC, Megan and Steve Shebik, Michael and Linda Simon, the Walter and Caroline Sueske Charitable Trust and an anonymous family foundation.
Allstate Insurance Company is the CSOA Youth Education Program Sponsor.
Produced in collaboration with Chicago Children's Theatre.
Promotional partner: Chicago Public Library