Florida Orchestra explores Science of Sound in Family Concerts

The Florida Orchestra kicks off its fall Family Concerts with The Science of Sound, featuring the orchestra’s French horn section. It explores the brass instrument while giving children a lesson in how sound works – high and low, loud and soft, and more.  The intimate chamber group concerts are geared for young kids Pre-K through 2nd Grade, but a little secret: Mom and Dad learn something, too.

Before each performance, TFO’s Family Concerts offer a variety of interactive activities, including the popular North Suncoast Associates Instrument Petting Zoo – in which kids can try out instruments – and arts and crafts. For The Science of Sound concert, activities will be themed to help children understand different elements that make up sound.

If you’re looking for inexpensive kid activities that are both entertaining and educational, put The Florida Orchestra’s fall Family Concerts on your calendar in October and November.

Bring your family to The Science of Sound:

  • Saturday, October 14, at Mahaffey Theater Atrium
    • Performances begin at 10 am and 11:15 am*
  • Sunday, November 12, at Dunedin Fine Art Center
    • Performances begin at 2 pm and 3:15 pm

*Note the 11:15 performance will be sensory-friendly.  Stay tuned for our next blog post about sensory-friendly family concerts.

This is the fourth season that The Florida Orchestra has presented Family Concerts throughout the Tampa Bay area. Audiences have steadily grown as more people discover the concerts, so get there early for the best experience.