Families can peek into musical world

The Vancouver Island Symphony is inviting families to Symphony Community Day this Saturday (Oct. 20).

During the Vancouver Island Symphony’s musical zoo

During the Vancouver Island Symphony’s musical zoo

The Vancouver Island Symphony is inviting families to experience the joy of music during its upcoming community day event.

Symphony Community Day, Saturday (Oct. 20) is at the Port Theatre from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It allows families to take a peek into the world of music and meet Vancouver Island Symphony musicians. It also features a musical instrument zoo, a NoteworthyKids family event and an open rehearsal.

The musical zoo, from 11 a.m. till noon, allows kids to meet musicians and try playing various instruments from flutes and cellos to tubas and trumpets, under the guidance of symphony musicians.

It features a discussion by symphony cellist Joel Stobbe. He’ll discuss the 2012-13 season and then introduce a surprise guest.

The open rehearsal, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., allows people to watch symphony members as they prepare for upcoming shows. Reservations for a free ticket must be made for the open rehearsal, by calling 250-754-8550.

For more information please call 250-754-0177 or go to www.vancouverislandsymphony.com.