Charlottesville Symphony at the Virginia Film Festival Family Day

October 26, 2019 - 9:45am
Helms Theater

Charlottesville Symphony
at the Virginia Film Festival Family Day

Mini Concert before the family film screening
Saturday, October 26, 9:45am, Culbreth Theatre

The Symphony plays a starring role in the Virginia Film Festival's Family Day on Saturday, October 26 at the UVA Arts Grounds. Orchestra musicians will perform a brief concert of familiar Sesame Street songs at 9:45am, immediately prior to the 10:00am screening of clips from Sesame Street, celebrating the iconic show's 50th anniversary. 

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Saturday, October 26, 11:30am - 1pm, Helms Theatre

With a soaring melody or an image-invoking sound effect, films come to life. Soundtracks introduce characters, create moods and emphasize plot lines. Meet the instruments of an orchestra one-on-one and try making sounds that remind you of your favorite movie in a hands-on Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. With help from UVA music faculty, students and community members of the Charlottesville Symphony, miniature Mozarts and budding Beethovens – and grownups – can hear, see, touch and play many different instruments found in the orchestra.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176