Musical Zoo 2019 – Orchestral Fun for Children

January 27, 2019

Come Experience A Day of Music And Magic 

With The Fort Collins Symphony & This Hands On "Musical Zoo" For Kids 3-12. 

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 3:35 p.m.; a concurrent instrumental “Petting

Zoo” where children can hold and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments as a pre-school

group or one-on-one with music mentors for older children between 2:00 and 3:35 pm; and, a

Grand Finale performance by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter

and the Wolf, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium. 

This beloved fable, combining

symphony, dance and theatrical narration is often a child’s first contact with orchestral music and

ballet, and provides a never forgotten experience. Peter, the wolf, the duck, the cat and other

characters are magically represented by individual instruments and dancers of the Fort Collin’s

own Canyon Concert Ballet. This afternoon of musical enjoyment provides a fun family


Tickets are $5.00 each for adults and children and can be purchased at the Timberline Church

beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event, or starting 2 weeks in advance at Boomer Music

Co., the Learning Express and Clothes Pony stores in Fort Collins. The Musical Zoo 2019 is

being put on by more than 200 volunteer musicians and guides and is supported by generous

grants and sponsorships from the Fort Collins Fort Fund, Friends of the Symphony, Community

Foundation of Northern Colorado, the Canyon Concert Ballet, and anonymous donors. More

information is available at,, and