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Friends of the Symphony Musical Zoo

March 3, 2019

Timberline Church, 2908 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO


The Friends of the Symphony’s Musical Zoo is designed especially for children 3-12 years of age and their families.  It features short instrumental and choral performances by youth groups in 2 auditoriums between 2:00 and 3:35 p.m.; a concurrent instrumental “Petting Zoo” where children can hold and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments as a pre-school group or one-on-one with music mentors for older children between 2:00 and 3:35 pm; and, a Grand Finale performance by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium. This beloved fable, combining symphony, dance and theatrical narration is often a child’s first contact with orchestral music and ballet, and provides an unforgettable experience. Peter, the wolf, the duck, the cat and other characters are magically represented by individual instruments and dancers of Canyon Concert Ballet.