Virginia Riggs Children's Concert

Named after a former Central Oregon Symphony cellist with a passion for educating young people (and those young at heart), the Virginia Riggs Children's Concert is fun, educational, and open to all.

Come early for the instrument petting zoo, where children can enjoy an up-close experience with the instruments of the orchestra as symphony musicians play them. There is also the opportunity to try your hand at different instruments and find out where you might have a hidden talent or passion!

Then join Michael Gesme and the orchestra for an interactive concert with visual, aural and occasionally physical audience participation. Be inspired by classical music and in learning to play a symphony instrument.

Our concert is designed for children 5 years and older with good concert etiquette.

What is concert etiquette? Check out these resources to learn more.

Thank you to our generous donors who help make this event free to all attendees.

This event is at Bend Senior High School.
Instrument Zoo will be in the commons, choir, and band rooms.
Concert will be in the auditorium.

"Peter and the Wolf" - 2017