The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the “Petting Zoo”.
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At the New Canaan Library Lamb Room, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 203.594.5000
Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 3pm – Strings – Members of the Norwalk Symphony will demonstrate the stringed instruments of the orchestra and will provide the children an opportunity to hold and play beginning-level instruments.
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 3pm – Winds – Members of the Norwalk Symphony will demonstrate the different wind instruments of the orchestra, how to play them and how they sound. Children will be provided with recorders towards the end of the program and shown how to play them.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1:30pm – Percussion – Members of the Norwalk Symphony will demonstrate some of the percussion instruments that can be used in an orchestra and will provide the children an opportunity to hold and play some of them.
Thank you to the following organizations for helping us with these events
AAA Instrument Rentals at Norwalk Music – Quality Musical Instrument Rentals – www.norwalkmusic.com for loaning instruments used for the Petting Zoos
The Westport Music Center www.westportmusic.com for loaning the instruments used for the Petting Zoos
The Estate of Ruth Krauss
Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust Foundation
Norwalk Public Library (sponsor of the Norwalk events) www.norwalklib.org
Friends of the New Canaan Library (sponsor of the New Canaan events) www.newcanaanlibrary.org
WIlton Public Library www.wiltonlibrary.org