February 2, 2014
The Paramount Theater turned into a petting zoo on Sunday as children got a chance to explore instruments found in a symphony.
The Richmond Symphony performed at the Paramount during their “Lollipops” program.
Before the show kids were able to walk around, touch and hear different instruments, like a petting zoo.
The executive director at the Paramount hopes that it will inspire kids to become musicians like the ones they saw on stage.
“They get to touch and play instruments that they never had access to before and we're hoping that just a few moments with that instrument might spark something in them to want to play throughout their life,” says Chris Eure, executive director.
“I play not only the violin, but other instruments,” says 12-year-old Ivy Williams. “Last year I was one of the kids who looked at the instruments, so it was different and definitely fun.”
This is the second year that the Paramount has put on the “Lollipops” event.