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Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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The weather was mild outside = comfortable in the venue.
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Or, add your own...plenty of eating places located very close to the theater, reasonably priced & a little higher end if that's what you are looking for. Public parking was a little difficult, so might as well park in the parking structure on Maryland as the first 90 mins. are free. Total cost of just the performance was $1!!!!
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4.8 average rating
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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 27 2008

My kids had a great time, just wish they would have explained stuff about the instruments a little bit more.

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5 events
2 reviews
56 stars
attended Jan 27 2008

This is a wonderful event for children. For an hour before the concert begins there are a variety of child-friendly activities. At this concert they hosted an "instrument petting zoo," which gave the children an opportunity to try to play...continued

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 08 2009

Great introduction for kids to classical music. My 4 year old LOVES the "instument petting zoo". He goes past everything else to get to the wind section first and try the trumpet, trombone, and french horn...then he waits in line for the...continued

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Recommended for children 5 years and older.


LACO’s family concert series opens the door for kids to enjoy this magical sound world now and for the rest of their lives. This 3-concert series includes an hour kid-friendly pre-concert activities, including LACO’s Instrument Petting Zoo, followed by an hour-long interactive concert of classical music. Children are invited to ask questions to the conductor and musicians following the performances.

This special package includes tickets to all 3 of these concerts at the Alex Theatre:

    Sunday, February 8, 2009 – Family Concert 1: Green Eggs and Ham

    • Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet
    • Kapilow: Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham

    Sunday, March 22, 2009 – Family Concert 2: Springtastic Strings

    • Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in C major
    • Vivaldi: Concerto in B-flat major for Violin and Cello
    • Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E major, “Spring” (from The Four Seasons)

    Sunday, May 3, 2009 – Family Concert 3: Through the Looking Glass

    • Gibson: Suite: Alice Through a Looking-Glass
    • Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, “Haffner”

    Each concert features:

    1 pm – 2 pm: Kids get to bang, pluck, bow and blow on real instruments at the popular Instrument Petting Zoo and enjoy fun-filled pre-concert activities, themed around the music, with Kidspace Children’s Museum and concert partners.

    2 pm: The concert begins. Our short programs are designed to introduce kids to the wonder of classical music. Each concert includes an opportunity for young ones to ask questions of the musicians.

    About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

    The members of LACO are among the very best musicians in Los Angeles. Most play in film studios, teach and/or perform as soloists with orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.