Renaissance Centre & NC Symphony to Host Free “Instrument Zoo” Nov. 17

The North Carolina Symphony will present a free “Instrument Zoo” at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m.

Geared for children pre-K through second grade, this hands-on musical activity will feature NC Symphony percussionist Matt Decker providing an interactive demonstration of the instruments of the orchestra.

Attendees will learn how percussion instruments make their sounds and hear examples of classical and popular music composed for single instruments and the full orchestra. Following Decker’s interactive demonstration, audience members will have the opportunity to try their favorite instrument in the instrument zoo.

This Music Discovery program is sponsored by PNC’s “Grow Up Great” initiative, promoting literacy and arts education for preschoolers and their families.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or


About the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts 
Serving as a dynamic addition to an expanding downtown arts scene, the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre currently includes 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Located at 405 S. Brooks St. in Renaissance Place at the corner of Brooks Street and Elm Avenue, the facility offers a variety of cultural events, including concerts, plays, exhibits and recitals. The venue is also available to rent for private events, such as weddings, conventions and meetings.


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