Our annual Instrument Petting Zoo helps foster an appreciation for music by introducing children to different instruments and even giving them the chance to try playing them. This year’s participants also got to hear a few riffs from some of our talented orchestra members!
The Petting Zoo takes place before our November concert matinee performance. It is free and open to the public.
We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout for our second concert of the 2017-2018 season and our Fourth Annual Instrument Petting Zoo!
Our Friday night concert was well attended – a packed house! After a performance by talented young musicians from the Heartland School of the Violin, KCCO took the stage and treated the audience to a lively, patriotic repertoire that had everyone tapping their toes. (Hear a sample here.) We were also honored to have several veterans attend and stand to be recognized as the orchestra played songs representing each of the armed forces.
Saturday’s Petting Zoo was also a huge success. This year we introduced “passports” that provided brief information about the instruments featured at the zoo and which the attendees could get stamped at each instrument station that they visited. They were a hit! Instruments for the zoo were provided by Band of Angels.
The matinee performance of The American Sound provided a slightly abbreviated version of the Friday evening concert and was also very well attended.
Our next performances will be our holiday concerts on December 8th and 9th – Sounds of the Season!
Our Instrument Petting Zoo for children has grown each year, and we expect this year to be better than ever! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. The Petting Zoo gives kids the opportunity to learn about, touch, and play a wide variety of instruments.
Special thanks to Band of Angels for donating the instruments for this event.
The American Sound
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. (preceded by Petting Zoo) Atonement Lutheran Church
Dr. Chris Kelts, Conductor
Robert Carney, Piano
America the Beautiful
The Star-Spangled Banner
Symphony No. 9 “New World” (mvt. 2)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Washington Post March
An Outdoor Overture
Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin Featuring guest soloist Dr. Robert Carney, piano
Our third Annual Instrument Petting Zoo takes place November 12th at 1pm. The Petting Zoo gives kids the opportunity to touch, play, and learn about a variety of instruments. After the zoo participants are encouraged to stay for our 2pm performance of Peter and the Wolf narrated by local celebrity Bryan Busby!