Forget about lions, tigers and bears. It will be violins, flutes and trombones at the Musical Circus, an annual youth education program run by the Pasadena Symphony Association.
Musical Circus will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at The Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale. Eight subsequent dates have already been scheduled through September 2010. Jerri Price-Gaines, director of education and community engagement for the Pasadena Symphony Association, said the program is designed to expose young children to orchestral instruments and live performance music. The Symphony Association provides a “petting zoo” composed of dozens of string, wind, brass and percussion instruments that attendees are permitted to hold, strum and blow.
“It is a wonderful way to introduce families to the Pasadena Symphony Association,” Price-Gaines said. “We want parents to get their children excited about live concert going and of playing a musical instrument.”