The Columbus Symphony brings a ‘petting zoo’ to the library

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Dozens of musically curious adults and children visited the Westland Area Library last week to participate in an educational and entertaining program called Instrument Petting Zoo. Hosted by The Columbus Symphony, the hour-long jam session offered guests the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with a variety of instruments that are typically found in an orchestra. Shown here having lots of fun during that hands-on experience is Diana Walton and her 19-month-old grandson, Draco. The Grove City resident said she and her daughter wanted Draco to be in attendance for the program because he has a love for music and they wanted to expose him to more instruments than just the piano that resides in her house. She joked that he liked the xylophone so much that they just might have to go out and buy one for him.
Mason Welch, 3, tries to master the violin.
Maureen Driscoll, the operations coordinator at The Columbus Symphony, performs “Hedwig’s Theme” during a demonstration on how to play the violin. The piece was composed by John Williams and was featured throughout the “Harry Potter” film series.
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