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Instrument Petting Zoo at Staller Center, November 3

The Instrument Petting Zoo musicians
The Instrument Petting Zoo musicians
The Instrument Petting Zoo musicians

On Sunday, November 3, the Staller Center Instrument Petting Zoo (IPZ) steps out of the schools and libraries and onto the Staller Center stage. Join the IPZ team for an introduction to their instruments and the symphonic fairy tale for children, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Learn about the sounds of the instruments, emotions they can portray, and how they all come together in a traditional piece that kids will love. This concert is the perfect introduction to classical instruments and music for young children.

The show starts at 3 pm, with a hands-on IPZ experience to follow in the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at the Staller Center. The recommended age is for children 3 to 8 years old.

More About the IPZ

The Instrument Petting Zoo started in Summer 2015 to help introduce children and families to classical music, and to reach out to underserved school districts and those districts where music and arts education has been cut or drastically reduced.

The IPZ at a local library
The IPZ at a local library

Working with Stony Brook’s Department of Music, Staller Center put together a team of student musicians and trained them as instructors to form the IPZ. During the past four years, the IPZ has reached thousands of children across Long Island. Most of the time, it is the child’s first experience with classic instruments. The IPZ goes to local libraries and schools to help introduce children and their parents to classical instruments.

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