On Sunday, we went to the local symphony orchestra’s concert for children. This is the second year that we have attended this great concert and had a lot of fun.
The theme was Thomas the Train and all things train-related. Even the songs were about trains. Among them were The Chattanooga Choo-Choo, the theme from Thomas the Train, and a song from the Polar Express movie.
Ian was in his element since he has liked trains for a while now.
Prior to the concert, students could make crafts and watch trains go around on a track. They also made instruments.
In addition, there was a petting zoo where students could hold the instruments and play them. Ian had fun trying out two violins and a cello. You can see the fun he was having.
It was a great way to introduce young people to classical music. I applaud the conductor and his musicians for doing this. Bravo!!
The program said that an adult can get a half-price ticket if you take a child under 18 to a concert. Isn’t that cool? They are doing a holiday concert and we’ll plan to go to that as well.
The other cool thing for the day was the location of the concert. It was where I used to perform in high school chorus and drama club, and helped with lighting for the city ballet. It brought back many memories for me. They have renovated the auditorium so the sound has improved.
Not only was it a trip down memory lane but a fun new time with my family, including my parents who came with us.