Meet the Symphony Musician

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The Virginia Discovery Museum is proud to partner with the Charlottesville Symphony for two Meet the Symphony Musician musical education programs each year. During each visit, an orchestra member demonstrates a featured instrument and accompanies a guest reader during a musical story time. Afterward, visitors are invited to interact with different instruments from the featured family during a hands-on instrument petting zoo. Instrument families are featured on an alternating basis: strings and woodwinds one year, brass and percussion the next year.


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Frequency

Twice Annually (January & February)
Saturdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Program Takes Place at the Museum

Ages

All Ages, with Adult
Free with Museum Admission

No Registration Required, but Space is Limited


Upcoming Programs

January: String Instruments

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018  |  10:30-11:00 a.m.

Join Charlottesville Symphony’s Principal Viola Ayn Balija as she brings a children’s book to life through sound, then try to make your own music on different string instruments.

No registration required, but space is limited.

February: Woodwind Instruments

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018  |  10:30-11:00 a.m.

Join a guest musician from Charlottesville Symphony as they bring a children’s book to life through sound, then try to make your own music on different woodwind instruments.

No registration required, but space is limited.


Past Symphony Programs
  • Feb. 4, 2017: Percussion Instruments with Principal Percussion I-Jen Fang
  • Jan. 14, 2017: Brass Instruments and the Story Ben’s Trumpet with Principal Trumpet Rachel Duncan
  • Feb. 13, 2016: Woodwind Instruments and the Story Ralph’s Secret Weapon with Principal Bassoon Elizabeth Roberts
  • Jan. 13, 2016: String Instruments and the Story Giraffes Can’t Dance with Concertmaster Daniel Sender
  • Feb. 7, 2015: Percussion Instruments and the Story I Got the Rhythm with Principal Percussion I-Jen Fang
  • Jan. 10, 2015: Brass Instruments and the Story Little Melba and Her Big Trombone with Principal Trombone Nathaniel Lee
  • May 3, 2014: Woodwind Instruments with Principal Flute Kelly Sulick
  • April 19, 2014: Brass Instruments and the Story Ellison the Elephant with former Principal Horn Maria Serkin
  • Feb. 8, 2014: String Instruments with Principal Cello Adam Carter

Questions? Call the Virginia Discovery Museum at (434) 977-1025 x104 or email education@vadm.org.