The Story of Ferdinand in an audio and visual virtual presentation


Performed by Zoë Stewart

Baltimore-based performer and educator, Zoë Johnstone Stewart, will present a special online children’s activity on Sunday April 25 at 3pm. Zoë is an exceptional classical guitarist and she will demonstrate the parts of the guitar, play some pieces and share The Story of Ferdinand, a sweet bull who loved to sit quietly and smell flowers rather than play rough like other bulls where he lived. Music will be incorporated into the story along with illustrations from the book. The event will be held in a live streaming format with some pre-recorded elements and slide sharing. Children are invited to bring their special stuffed animal to enjoy the story and music as well…or perhaps a flower for Ferdinand ☺ The presentation has been created for children under the age of nine but is sure to be an activity that all ages can enjoy.

This event is part of Marlow Guitar International’s program, MGI Interactive and is supporting in part by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

About Zoë Johnstone Stewart

Zoë Johnstone Stewart is a performer and educator in the Baltimore area. Currently serving as Guitar Department Chair of the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Institute, she maintains a busy teaching schedule, oversees operations of the department, and co-directs the daylong Fret Fest event as well as the Peabody Summer Guitar Intensive. Prior to her work at Peabody, Zoë founded the Evergreen Academy of Talent Education, a Suzuki guitar school in the Baltimore area. She has performed extensively throughout the northeast United States as a collaborator in various chamber groups and, as a founding member of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet. She currently lives in Lutherville, Maryland with her husband and two sons.

Read Zoë’s full bio. 


Duration: 35 minutes and 10 minutes of Q&A

Date: Sunday, April 25th at 3:00pm