An instrumental introduction


The Columbia Orchestra will present a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. The event is co-sponsored by Music & Arts Centers.

The event will allow people of all ages to see, hear, touch and play orchestra instruments. The orchestra will be led by Assistant Conductor Glenn Quader.

Music director Jason Love will narrate "Mr. Smith's Composition," a piece that introduces young children to the instruments and music of the orchestra.

The Peabody Violin Choir, directed by Rebecca Henry, will join the orchestra for the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi's Double Concerto in A minor and Vittorio Monti's technical showcase Csardas.

Admission is free for children ages 11 and younger; tickets for those 12 and older are $10.

For advance tickets or reservations, call 410-381-2004 or visit the Music & Arts Center at the Chatham Station Shopping Center, the Music & Arts Center in Laurel or the Columbia Association on Wincopin Circle.

Tickets also may be purchased at the door, although credit cards will not be accepted, and at www.columbia

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