The Friends of the Symphony will hold its annual Musical Zoo on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Road, Fort Collins. This exciting program of musical education and entertainment 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 3:30 p.m.; a concurrent “Petting Zoo” where children can hold and “play” a wide variety of instruments; and, a Grand Finale performance by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra of Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium. The Suite features various beloved fairy tales, such as Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Tom Thumb and Fairy Garden, in a program combining symphony, dance by the Canyon Concert Ballet, and theatrical narration. Musical Zoo is often a child’s first contact with orchestral music and ballet, and provides a never forgotten experience. This afternoon of musical enjoyment is a fun family experience.
Tickets are $2.00 each for adults and children and can be purchased at the door beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event, or in advance at Boomer Music Co., the Learning Express and Clothes Pony stores in Fort Collins. More information is available at www.friendsofthesymphony.org, www.fcsymphony.org., and www.ccballet.org.