Ouverture “William Tell” – G. Rossini

OUVERTURE “WILLIAM TELL” – G. ROSSINI

The children are watching a magician doing the ‘sawing a man in two’ trick. Watching the magician closely, Stradi learns how the trick works, with his sister being his assistant…

Grass-Mower

THE NUTCRACKER “FLOWER WALTZ” – P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

On a warm summer day, Celine asks Bass to cut the grass. But Bass decides to leave that to the children. The children start mowing the grass rather too enthusiastically, and soon the lawn has turned into a battlefield. Later in the evening, Bass has to continue the job…

The Broken String

 AVE MARIA – F. SCHUBERT

Stradi is very sad. One of his strings is broken. His father Bass feels sorry for his son and wants to help him. They go together on a trip through the woods, to the mysterious house of the conductor…

Go Camping

MA VLAST “THE MOLDAU” – B. SMETANA

Stradi and Viola decide to go camping together with Pica. They each take their own tent. Viola is having some difficulties in installing hers, and Stradi wants to help. But Viola and Pica are too proud, and refuse his help. In the night, a thunderstorm comes up, and blows away the tent of the girls…

The Thieves

SYMPHONY NO. 9 “FROM THE NEW WORLD” – A. DVORAK

It is night time and the Symfollies family is asleep, except for Stradi. Suddenly he notices that thieves are trying to break into the house. As he is the only one awake, he realises that he has to invent a plan to scare the thieves…

The Rainbow

THE FOUR SEASONS “SUMMER” – A. VIVALDI

It is a rainy day and the schoolteacher teaches the children about the rainbow effect. Suddenly a rainbow appears in the sky. Without the teacher knowing the children sneak outside. They even succeed in climbing the rainbow. Back in the classroom, they have to make a drawing of it.

Babysitter

POLOVTSIAN DANCES – A. BORODIN

While Celine and Bass go out, Aira is babysitting. But she does not pay too much attention to the children, and doesn’t want to read them a bedtime story. She prefers reading her own ghost story. The children do not give up that easily, and plan a plot to make her change her mind…

The Mirror

OPUS 66 “EIN MÄDCHEN ODER WEIBCHEN” – L. VAN BEETHOVEN

It is nearly bedtime. Before Stradi goes to sleep, he takes a look at himself in the mirror. In the night he wakes up, walks out of his room and when passing the mirror he meets his own mirror image. Listening to his story the next day, no one believes him, but he knows what he saw…

Viola is ill

PIANOCONCERTO N°. 21 IN C – W.A. MOZART

It is winter and Stradi, Ting Tang and Pica are playing together in the snow. They’re building a snowman. Viola is ill. She would very much like to join them. Looking through the window, she feels sad. The three children want to cheer Viola up…

The Race

HUNGARIAN RHAPSODIE N°. 2 – F. LIST

Stradi and Trump are racing. There’s a plot against Stradi, so that Trump can win the race. Because of sabotage, Stradi is far behind Trump. Nevertheless Stradi is still willing to win, and by giving himself completely, he manages to catch up…

The Treasure

HOLBERG SUITE OPUS 40 “PRELUDE” - E. GRIEG

During their summer holiday, the Symfollies family is enjoying a day at the beach. Not too far from there, the children find a mysterious bottle. When they open it, they discover a treasure map. Because of their curious minds, they start a treasure hunt…

The Apple Parade

THE SLAVONIC MARCH OPUS 31 – P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

Stradi and Viola take a walk in an apple orchard. Because they are too small to pick the apples themselves, they ask Bassoon to give them a hand but he refuses. With the help of Tuba, they succeed in obtaining some apples…

The Broken Window

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK “RONDO-ALLEGRO” – W.A. MOZART

Early in the morning, when the parents are still asleep, Stradi and Viola decide to play with a ball in the garden. Unluckily it hits the window of the parents’ room, and breaks it. The children hurry back into their beds. Meanwhile the father, who still does not understand how the ball arrived into his room, goes to the garden to check things out…

Melted Ice Creams

CARMEN SUITE NO. 2 “MARCHES OF THE SMUGGLERS” – G. BIZET

On a hot sunny day, the family is outside and Stradi would like an ice cream. He gets money from Tuba, to buy ice creams for the whole family. He wants the biggest for himself…

The Balloon

AN DER SCHÖNEN BLAUEN DONAU OPUS 314 – J. STRAUSS

Stradi is really bored. Nobody pays attention to him. Suddenly he notices a balloon in the sky, and he is invited to make a trip. High in the sky, he admires the stars and planets. He even picks a star from the sky. After his travels, he arrives just in time for dinner and surprises everyone by putting the star on the cake…

Up the Hill

OUVERTURE “LE NOZZE DI FIGARO” – W.A. MOZART

The family is taking a walk in the mountains and wants to reach the highest top. With a lot of courage, and despite several obstacles, they finally reach the top. They want to celebrate this success by taking a family picture. Then they realise that they are not even half way…

The Marble

LA GIOCONDA “DANCE OF THE HOURS” – A. PONCHIELLI

Stradi and Ting Tang are playing marbles. Ting Tang’s magic marble is at stake. When Stradi wins that magic marble, he immediately goes to show it to his sister, who is playing in a tree house. But the marble only seems to have magic power when Ting Tang is holding it…

Adolescent Love

SUITE NO. 2 “BADINERIE” – J.S. BACH

Stradi is roller-skating in the park. Suddenly, the attractive Pica passes by, and he falls in love. He tries to impress her with his roller skating talents, but that turns out badly. Finally, with the help of some balloons, he succeeds in winning Pica’s sympathy.

The Hunt

CARMEN SUITE NO. 2 “THE MOUNTING GUARD” – G. BIZET

While playing in the woods, the children notice the tracks of what they believe to be a large animal. They decide to hunt the animal. Finally, they discover that the tracks have been made by Ting Tang, sitting on a large bouncing ball…

The Kite

SYMPHONY NO. 4 OPUS 90 “SALTARELLO” – F. MENDELSSOHN

Stradi is trying in vain to fly a kite, and Viola won’t help. Trump suddenly turns up with a giant kite. Will Stradi be able to fly it…?

Cracked Ice

DIE FLEDERMAUS – J. STRAUSS

On a cold winter day, Stradi and Viola are playing in the snow with their sled. When they reach a frozen lake, they see Bassoon ice-skating in spite of a sign forbidding it. They try to warn him, but it is too late: the ice is cracking under his feet. With the help of their sled, and in spite of great danger, they manage to save Bassoon…

Plant Breeding

STRING QUINTET IN E “MINUET” – L. BOCCHERINI

Stradi and Viola get each a seed from their mother, to grow a plant. Viola is very caring, but Stradi is not very interested. He wants to play outside. When he notices his sister’s plant growing faster, he switches the plants around…

The Clown

 LA TRAVIATA – G. VERDI

Stradi and Viola arrive at Legato’s trailer. He does not feel like playing with the children, because it’s his cleaning day. The children decide to give him a hand and work in the garden. Legato is so happy that he rewards the children with an act...

Lost Objects

PEER GYNT SUITE NO. 1 OPUS 46 – E. GRIEG

Father Bass doesn’t understand why all kinds of things in the house start to disappear. First a newspaper, then a coffee spoon, a towel and finally a rope. He wants to find the person responsible for the disappearances and discovers Stradi playing at the lake...

Curiosity

HUNGARIAN DANCES NO. 5 – J. BRAHMS

The evening before Stradi’s birthday, he sees his father hiding a large present in the cupboard. In the night he cannot resist his curiosity, and sneaks out of his bed to open it up. A jack-in-a-box springs out. Stradi is disappointed. But the next day, on his birthday party…

Music Lesson

 VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR – N. PAGANINI

The teacher is teaching the children a piece of music. When Stradi is called in front of the class, he does not succeed in playing the composition at all. With the help of Maestro, he is taught how to play it perfectly. The next day everyone is amazed of his talent.

Falling Star

BAGATELLE IN A "FÜR ELISE" – L. VAN BEETHOVEN

On a nice summer evening, Viola sees a falling star. She goes outside and discovers that the star is hurt. She takes the star to her bedroom and cares for it with a lot of love. In the middle of the night she wakes up. Outside, swarming stars come to fetch the little star…

Musical Note

ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD – J. OFFENBACH

Next to Legato’s and Staccato’s trailer, Stradi and Viola see a mysterious hat. They cannot suppress their curiosity. When they lift the hat, a musical note escapes. Finally Legato is able to calm down the note…

Celine's First Flight

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS  C. SAINT-SAËNS

It’s Celine’s birthday and Bass, Stradi and Viola have a surprise for her: a balloon flight. Because of Horn’s mistake, the balloon lands in the lake. Luckily Stradi and Viola are able to save their mother and Horn.

Glasses

OUVERTURE "THE BARBER OF SEVILLA"  G. ROSSINI

Stradi and Viola are playing tag in the woods and Stradi finds a pair of glasses. He puts them on and starts acting very strangely. Viola does not understand what is happening. But somewhere in the woods, Maestro is searching for his glasses…

Aeroplane

OUVERTURE "LIGHT CAVALRY" – F. VON SUPPÉ

In the garden of the String family, Legato’s aeroplane needs to make an emergency stop. His plane ran out of fuel. While the children are admiring the plane, Bass finds a solution to help Legato and the children may help.

Sleepwalking

STRING QUARTET NO. 17 IN F “SERENADE”  J. HAYDN

Stradi and Viola want to eat a cookie before going to bed, but Bass and Celine do not allow this. The children try to obtain a cookie by sleepwalking…

Maestro in Problems

PIANOSONATE NO. 12  W.A. MOZART

Maestro is repairing his balcony and nearly falls, but is just able to catch the railing. Luckily the musical notes can inform Stradi and Viola, so that Maestro can be saved in time.

Cycling

TRITSCH TRATSCH POLKA OPUS 214  J. STRAUSS

Stradi, Viola and Ting Tang are organising a cycling game. The game ends in a big collision. From the two bicycles, only some fragments remain. The children want to avoid to inform Bass about what happened, and try to repair the bicycles…

Scissors

SYMPHONY NO. 5 OPUS 67 –  L. VAN BEETHOVEN

Trump finds a pair of large scissors with which he causes a lot of devastation. Finally he gets caught and has to repair all the damage.

 

Jawbreakers

TOCCATA IN D MINOR  J.S. BACH

Horn has built a spectacular machine that makes jawbreakers. He is demonstrating the machine to Stradi and Viola. When Horn is leaving the machine unguarded, the String children cannot resist and try to make jawbreakers themselves…

Masks

HUNGARIAN MARCH – H. BERLIOZ

At school, the children have made a mask. When they see red curtains hanging on the clothesline, they decide to go playing in the woods. When Ting Tang sees strange creatures dancing, he is really panicking. He runs off and fortunately, together with Horn, he’s able to unravel the mystery of the strange creatures.

Trampoline

PIANOCONCERTO NO. 1 –  P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

Stradi, Viola and Ting Tang are jumping on the trampoline. Stradi wants to prove he is the trampolining champion. He jumps higher and higher and it looks like he will miss the trampoline. Legato notices this spectacle from his plane and realizes he has to take action…

 

Cake

WALTZ IN E FLAT MAJOR – F. CHOPIN

Legato and Staccato have a restaurant near their trailer. On a nice summer evening some strange things are happening with the cakes. Stradi and Viola notice that Pia is responsible for this. They don’t tell anything to Legato…

Rocket

THE WALKURE – R. WAGNER

Stradi is dreaming that he is flying to the moon in a rocket. After an emergency landing he is getting acquainted with the first moon-dweller. The contact goes quite smoothly, and Stradi continues his moon walk full of confidence. But then he is being attacked by an army of Trumps…

 

 

 

Dowsing Rod

CAPRICCIO ITALIEN – P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

Trump and Tromb are in financial trouble and therefore they’re producing and selling dowsing rods. They painted one of them in gold and want to sell it as the ‘magical dowsing rod’. Stradi and Viola are willing to buy this magical dowsing rod with their last savings…

 

Magnet

LA GAZZA LADRA – G. ROSSINI

Stradi is leaving for school with a magnet in his schoolbag. On his way to school, all kinds of metal objects are disappearing. Arriving at school, the pupils discover the mysterious disappearance of Ting Tang.

Cave

OUVERTURE 1812 – P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

Stradi and Viola decide to help Ting Tang in finding his ball. While searching, they reach a mysterious cave full of old sculptures. After an adventurous journey, they finally can escape from the cave through a special tunnel.

Castle

SPRING – A. VIVALDI

Stradi, Viola and Ting Tang would very much like to visit Mrs Harp’s castle. Ting Tang is able to let himself in with the help of a catapult and opens the door for Stradi and Viola. During their expedition in the big castle, Ting Tang opens a special door of the turret room. When they’ve entered, the door is closing and they are stuck…

Glue

SYMPHONY NO. 40 – W.A. MOZART

Stradi and Viola are building a house of cards, but Stradi is not very successful. To Viola’s utter dismay, Stradi wants to solve this problem by using glue. Trying to stop Stradi from doing this, the children get stuck in the glue…

Fun Fair

 FRÜHLINGSSTIMMEN – J. STRAUSS

The village is having a fair. There is a nice and cosy atmosphere and all the inhabitants are present. Trump and Tromb are trying to sabotage the party. First the carousel, secondly the photo stand, and finally Legato’s magic hat. But these tricks cannot go on scot-free…

The Movie

WALTZ FROM SWAN LAKE – P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY

In the ruins of an old castle, Bass is playing the hero in a movie. He’s very proud of the result. But Stradi and Viola aren’t careful with the reel, and it gets damaged. The children solve this problem their own way!

The Bridge

EMPEROR WALTZ – J. STRAUSS JR.

Trump and Tromb want to earn money quickly. They blow up the only bridge that leads to the village, and build a new one. For using it, every passer-by has to pay toll. They won’t let the others building another bridge!

The Cabin

HE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS – G. ROSSINI

Trump and Tromb have stolen a lot of things from the castle, and hide them in their self-built tree-cabin. Stradi and Viola discover the cabin while playing…

The Snow Race

 L’ARLÉSIENNE SUITE NO. 2, FARANDOLE – G. BIZET

Queen Harp and Maestro organise a snow race for all the children. Everyone can choose his own vehicle. Which will be the fastest: a bobsleigh, a snowboard, a sleigh, a plank or a marvellous carriage?

Dinner at the Castle

FANTASTIC SYMPHONY, “A BALL” – H. BERLIOZ

For a dinner at the castle, Queen Harp and her butler Bassoon have asked for help. Stradi, Viola and Trump have to guarantee a perfect service. But Trump likes to sabotage good atmospheres…

The Wedding

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, “WEDDING MARCH” – F. MENDELSSOHN

Today Hobo and Bassoon are getting married. The whole orchestra is invited to the ceremony and to the party. And of course, on a day like this, one cannot do without firework!