Symphony’s Lollipops: Teachable, touchable moments
Feb 1, 2014
Approach Knight Theater during the hour before a Lollipops concert by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and the entire building seems to be tuning up.
Snare drums rap out an insistent, unsteady rhythm. Recorders squeak and bleat. A row of harps produces a lovely sound harps generally do that remains inchoate, like radio static from heaven. You are listening to the Symphony Guild's Musical Petting Zoo, in which performers past and present let children handle the things they play.