Local children can experience a different kind of petting zoo this summer when the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra brings its Instrument Petting Zoo to El Dorado Library on Wednesday, July 11.
The Instrument Petting Zoo introduces young children to the instruments of the orchestra. Volunteers from OVATION!, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s volunteer group that supports the Symphony’s outstanding artistic, cultural and music education programs, lead a short presentation that explains the different string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. The children are then allowed to try as many instruments as they like.
The goal of the Instrument Petting Zoo is to allow children to be exposed to and gain an interest in the instruments of the orchestra before they have a visit from an LBSO ensemble in the 2nd and 3rdgrades.