Fort Bend County Libraries will present a free, musical performance, “Doodles for Orchestra,” by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, June 4, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
This family-friendly concert is a great way to foster a young child’s love of music. The performance will include fun, call-and-response interaction between the orchestra and the audience that will have everyone clapping and dancing along with the music.
Children will learn about various orchestral instruments when the orchestra plays different versions of Yankee Doodle Dandy. The orchestra will also perform Pops Hoe Down, an arrangement of fiddle tunes that will get everyone’s feet tapping!
After the performance, children are invited to get an up-close look and learn more about the different instruments during an instrument “petting zoo” in the Bohachevsky Gallery inside the library.
Guided by Music Director Dominique Røyem, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) and Chorus has been serving the communities of Fort Bend County for more than 25 years. FBSO is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that supports local community musicians and artists.
The performance will be presented in an outdoor amphitheater, and seating is concrete. Theater-goers are encouraged to bring cushions to sit on. Glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and popcorn are not allowed in the amphitheater.
Made possible by the Friends of George Memorial Library, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the FBCL website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).