The Snowman

A musical story for the Winter.

A Snowman sits on a piano, with María García and Elaina Stuppler nearby.

Join All Classical Radio’s Artist in Residence, María García, this winter as she narrates and performs the classic holiday story ‘The Snowman.’

Based on the Raymond Briggs story published in 1979, The Snowman is a tale of a young boy who goes on an adventure with a snowman he builds after a heavy snowstorm. Listen out for our Youth Roving Reporter, Elaina Stuppler, during the story as she sings ‘Walking in the Air.’

You can hear ‘The Snowman’ in English on on Sunday, December 31st, at 5 p.m. Pacific, and then in Spanish on New Year’s Day, at 5 p.m. Pacific.

About María García

María García talks to ICAN Program Director, Sarah Zwinklis
María García talks to ICAN Program Director, Sarah Zwinklis

María began piano studies in her native Puerto Rico at the age of four. At the age of ten she made her debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.

As an active chamber musician and soloist, Ms. García has performed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Venezuela, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, and beyond. She’s a passionate teacher and musical coach she has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division, the Stony Brook Summer Chamber Music Festival, and more. María is also All Classical Radio’s 2022/23 Artist in Residence.

You can find more stories performed by María García here.

About Elaina Stuppler

Elaina Stuppler is an award-winning composer and singer. She attended Crossroads School for the Arts in Santa Monica, California where she studied vocal arts, composing, trombone, violin, and recently received the U.S. President’s Education Award.

The Oregon Symphony named Elaina as their first Luna Composition Lab recipient where her piece, Anxious Alignment, had its world premiere at their 125th Gala Anniversary. The Portland Youth Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony have also commissioned pieces by her. Elaina is a member of the Young Composers Project and will have her orchestral composition debuted in 2023.

Elaina Stuppler
Elaina Stuppler