Join the NHSO on a musical journey around the world and through music of various countries. The NHSO free Family Series introduces kids to the sounds and instruments of the orchestra.
The journey begins in China where virtuoso Kevin Chen will play the erhu alongside a NHSO violinist and pianist. The erhu is a two stringed-instrument played with a bow that is not only popular in China, but in East Asian countries that are influenced by Chinese culture.
Kevin Chen, erhu
NHSO violinist and pianist
Before the concert, the NHSO offers an Instrument Petting Zoo where children can tap, tickle, and toot real orchestral instruments. Families are invited to stay for a healthy snack after the performance. New Haven Reads also provides free children's books for all concert attendees.