The Symphony is proud to partner with the Virginia Discovery Museum on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall for virtual programs entitled Meet the Symphony Musician. On each program, orchestra members demonstrate a featured instrument and accompany a guest reader of a children’s book.
Follow the exciting travels of a harp mouse, who never knows if she will end up in a concert hall, a school or a wedding reception! Anastasia Jellison, Principal Harp of the Charlottesville Symphony, will demonstrate the harp and bring to life The Adventures of a Harp Mouse by Diane E. Dunn, on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10:30am as part of the VDM's "Meet Me on Main Street" series.
These virtual programs are free and do not require registration. For the Zoom link please visit the event page at the Virginia Discovery Museum website.
May 7, 2021
String instruments and the story Manuelo the Playing Mantis with Principal Cello Adam Carter.
April 2, 2021
Percussion instruments and the story Freeda the Cheetah with Principal Percussion I-Jen Fang.
March 5, 2021
Woodwind instruments and the story The Little Dinosaur with Principal Flute Kelly Sulick.
Click on the image to learn how to make Bottle Flutes at home:
February 5, 2021
Brass instruments and the story Ellison the Elephant with Principal Trombone Nate Lee.
Click on the image to learn how to make a Reed Slide Trombone at home:
January 8, 2021
String instruments and the story Giraffes Can't Dance with Principal Viola Ayn Balija.
Click on the image to learn how to make a Shoe Box Guitar at home:
December 4, 2020
Brass instruments and the story The Very Sneezy Garbage Truck with Principal Horn Katy Ambrose.
Click on the image to learn how to make a Hose-O-Phone at home:
February 1, 2020
String instruments and the story The Snail and the Whale with Principal Bass Peter Spaar.
January 11, 2020
Woodwind instruments and the story The Hiccupotamus with Principal Oboe Kelly Peral.