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Duo introduces children to orchestral instruments

January 04, 2000

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts will present a Musical Zoo for children in grades two to four on four Saturdays in January at Eugene Clarke Recreation Center as an extension of its ARTS Express! programs.

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Members of Cumberland Valley Chamber Players, the chamber orchestra in residence at Wilson College, will introduce children participating in Musical Zoo to a different "family" of orchestral instruments each week - strings on Jan. 8 with Cindy Scanzello (violin) and Jane Peatling (cello); percussion on Jan. 15 with Marlin Barnes; woodwinds on Jan. 22 with Ed Stanley (oboe and flute) and Michael Hoover (clarinet and saxophone); and brass on Jan. 29 with Harold Edwards (trumpet, trombone and tuba) and Paul Hopkins (horn).

The Musical Zoo program, which will be limited to 30 children, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is a $10 fee, which includes all four Saturdays and covers the cost of instrument rentals. Registration, accompanied by the fee, will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the Council for the Arts office/gallery at Kerrstown Square, 166 S. Main Street in Chambersburg. Participants must commit to all four Saturdays of Musical Zoo. If there is enough demand, a second class will be added.

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Musical Zoo participants and their families have the added benefit of attending the Chamber Players' concerts: "Celebrate the Centuries" featuring soprano Jan Aaland on Saturday, Feb. 5, and "EarthMusic," the annual children's concert, on Saturday, April 29. Children may attend the concerts free and parents who purchase tickets at Musical Zoo sessions will pay half price.

Offered by a partnership between the Council for the Arts and Cumberland Valley Chamber Players, Musical Zoo is underwritten by The Alexander Stewart Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Borough of Chambersburg.

For information, call the Council for the Arts at 1-717-264-6883 or stop by the office/gallery at Kerrstown Square.

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