The Sherman Library and the Sherman Chamber Ensemble will present a free concert for children and families, “Famous Children’s Stories in a Musical Setting,” July 8 at 2 p.m.

The program will be offered at the library’s barn, 1 Sherman Center.

The event will open with “Peter and the Wolf,” narrated and played by flutist Susan Rotholz.

A highlight will be an interpretation of the classic story, “Ferdinand the Bull,” set to original music composed by artistic director Eliot Bailen.

Rotholz will narrate the story and be accompanied by Bailen on cello.

The ensemble will also present “Mirette on the High Wire,” an original composition by Bailen for cello and flute.

It is based on the children's picture book written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, published in 1992.

A meet and greet reception will follow.

The program is sponsored by the Kemp Mandeville Children’s Educational Fund of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble.

To reserve free tickets, email or call 860-355-5930.

“Famous Children’s Stories in a Musical Setting” free concert for families: July 8, 2 p.m. Presented by Sherman Chamber Ensemble and Sherman Library at library’s barn, 1 Sherman Center. For more information and tickets, call 860-355-5930.