Friends of the Symphony

Musical Zoo

2022: The Animated Orchestra

For 2022, the Friends of the Symphony joined forces with the Fort Collins Symphony to expand the Youth Education Series and present a concert featuring Gregory Smith’s The Animated Orchestra for families on March 13. This concert replaces the Musical Zoo for 2022.

The Animated Orchestra

Musical Zoo 2021:
Peter and the Wolf

Musical Zoo 2021 Peter and the Wolf Virtual
peter with duck
Click on Peter
to explore his story

While the full performance of Peter and the Wolf is no longer available, all of our resources are!

Please click on Peter to find information on the families and instruments of the orchestra, an overview of Peter and the Wolf, instrument demonstrations by members of your Fort Collins Symphony, and our downloadable activity guide.

Musical Petting Zoo bass

The Musical Zoo is an annual education event hosted by the Friends of the Symphony that provides a variety of musical entertainment for the young and the young at heart. Each year, we feature a Petting Zoo where children observe, hold, and play various instruments. Enjoy short performances by Middle School and High School students and a Grand Finale performance by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra.

Musical zoo ballet dancer

The 2020 Musical Zoo featured ballet dancers and two compositions by the 20th-century American composer Russell Peck. “Jack and Jill at Bunker Hill” and “Style” explored the sounds of the orchestra through stories about American History and the role of the conductor.

The Musical Zoo is usually held in early March at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colorado. Join us for an afternoon of incredible fun! A musical adventure for all, with activities designed especially for children 3 to 12 years, their family and friends. Volunteers needed and welcomed!