Virginia Riggs Children’s Concert is named after a former Central Oregon Symphony cellist with a passion for educating young people. This 45-minute concert is fun, educational and open to all. Come early for the instrumental 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. This concert is FREE and will be performed at the Bend High School auditorium.