Culture in brief: Montclair Orchestra ‘musical petting zoo’
The Montclair Orchestra will present its annual child-friendly concert, with an instrument "petting zoo,” on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St.
The concert highlight is “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns. Township councilwoman Renée Baskerville will join pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti and the orchestra to provide narrations. Also on the program are a selection of recognizable favorite orchestral selections by Mozart, Britten, Grieg and Bartók. The petting zoo will introduce kids of all ages to the instruments that make up the orchestra.
This year, third-graders in Montclair Public Schools will receive complimentary concert tickets to help develop their interest in music. The details for this ticket promotion are being distributed to each school.
For more information, visit montclairorchestra.org.