Newsclip®: [Entertainment] UConn's top puppetry program collaborates with Boston Pops -

"(AP) — When Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart asked the University of Connecticut to provide a guest narrator to read 'A Visit From St. Nicholas' during a 2014 holiday concert at the school, he was expecting to get UConn's president or perhaps a distinguished professor. The puppets will act out Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf' and provide visual accompaniment to a suite of several short pieces by composer Leroy Anderson, who arranged music for the Pops. The production is schoolwork for the UConn students, the final product of a semester-long seminar in their studies for either a bachelor's or master's degree in puppet arts. Martinez said the production has given him and other students valuable experience with everything from performing to puppet building to the art of pitching ideas to a client — in this case, Lockhart and his staff.",

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