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Albany Symphony Orchestra holds instrument petting zoo

Children got to learn about instruments (Source: WALB) Children got to learn about instruments (Source: WALB)
The instrument petting zoo was beneficial for children of all ages (Source: WALB) The instrument petting zoo was beneficial for children of all ages (Source: WALB)
Mari Wright (Source: WALB) Mari Wright (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Children learned about instruments with the help of some professional musicians. The Albany Symphony Orchestra held an instrument petting zoo before Friday night's family orchestra concert.

Kids got a chance to try out string, percussion, and wind instruments. 

Orchestra leaders say it's a great way to get children interested in music.

"So they can touch them and they can see how they work," said Executive Director Mari Wright. "I think that's important we all do so when they get into middle school there's bands they can start being in a band and they might have a better knowledge of what they could do."

The orchestra's next concert on April 9 will feature Native American flutist Joseph Firecrow.

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