WOSU’s Youth and Family Day at COSI Slideshow
On May 10, more than 200 families and children joined WOSU Public Media, Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for “Youth & Family Day,” a free afternoon of performances and musical activities at WOSU@COSI. The day featured games, arts and crafts, music making with digital media, and a concert by ProMusica and local youth.
Children of all ages had the chance to create their own conductor’s baton, play a musical memory game, make a shaker, listen to classical music and draw, learn the basics of opera, and explore digital media and musical games through the PBS KIDS website in the Ross mediaLab.
With all of the activities, children were able to interact with Classical 101 personalities Jennifer Hambrick, Christopher Purdy and John Rittmeyer. ProMusica performed Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale, narrated by Classical 101 Host Boyce Lancaster, with special accompaniment by students from Columbus International High School as well as homeschool students.
The afternoon of musical merriment ended with an instrument petting zoo, where children (and adults) were able to see if they were destined to be prodigies by trying their hand at playing the violin, with instruments provided by the Loft Violin Shop.
“Youth & Family Day” was made possible through the generous support of Presenting Sponsors AEP, Sandy & Andy Ross and Contributing Sponsors The DiMarco Family, Grange Insurance, Puffin Foundation West Ltd., The Susan Scherer Charitable Foundation, and Nancy & Ray Waggoner.