Bring your family and friends for a free interactive, educational concert! Cliburn Kids on the Road presents “Pet Parade,” a program that sets our favorite animals to music. This performance will be presented bilingually in English and Spanish.

This event is presented in partnership with Dallas Public Library and Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs.



Our pets teach us so much about unconditional friendship! This combined literacy and Social-Emotional Learning based program explores the unique bond between kids (or grown-ups!) and their pets, and how each pet is musically portrayed. We will use the piano and animals to build conversations around compassion and empathy.

Featured works:

GERSHWIN Walking the Dog

COPLAND The Cat and the Mouse

BRØDSGAARD “Chameleon Variations” from Animal Universe

BOLCOM “The Serpent’s Kiss” from Garden of Eden

SAINT-SAËNS—BERKOWITZ “Hens and Cockerels” from Carnival of the Animals

DEBUSSY Poissons d’or

AUERBACH “E-Creatures” from Images from Childhood

BEACH Fireflies, op. 15, no. 4

ABOUT Adriana Morales, HOST

Adriana Morales grew up in Colombia, where she studied piano from early childhood through high school. A scholarship to Texas Christian University brought her to the United States, where she earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in piano pedagogy (teaching). During her studies, Ms. Morales developed an interest in jazz and joined the Curt Wilson Big Band. She also won the Young Artist Performing Series Competition in her hometown and performed in one of Colombia’s finest concert halls, the Library Hall Luis Angel Arango.

Prized as a pedagogue, Adriana teaches dozens of young pianists at the Coppell Conservatory, where her students frequently take home top prizes in area festivals and competitions. Active in her local community, she is also the music director at Silver Creek United Methodist Church in Azle and served as the vice president of Carrolton Music Teachers Association. Her lecture recitals have highlighted the intersection of language, culture, and music in Texas and abroadtopics have included Music and Language Intertwined, Latin American Art Song, and Viviendo la Música.


Taiwanese pianist Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao is a dynamic performer that is in demand as a chamber musician. She has collaborated with several internationally known artists such as Lynn Harrell and Robert McDuffie, and members of the Tokyo, Emerson, and Juilliard String Quartets, among many others. She has performed at Carnegie Weill Hall and can be heard with cellist Bion Tsang on his album The Blue Rock Sessions.

Cecilia is an assistant professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and travels across the country as a faculty member of prestigious chamber music festivals. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her move to the United States, she was one of the first pianists to receive the Master of Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, where she also received her bachelor’s degree.

Prairie Creek Public Library
9609 Lake June Rd. Dallas, 75217