Look for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Offstage in your community. The A²SO brings Instrument Petting Zoos and live performances to farmers markets, libraries, festivals and community gathering spaces to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Learn about the instruments of the orchestra and discover new classical music in these engaging performances.


Music comes alive in KinderConcerts: free 30-minute concerts at local libraries, designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old.


Featuring Tim McAllister – Silly Saxophone

Saline District Library

May 9, 2019 | 10:30am

Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown)

May 10, 2019 | 10am & 11am

Dexter District Library

May 11, 2019 | 10am

Chelsea District Library

May 11, 2019 | 12pm

Ypsilanti District Library

May 13, 2019 | 10am & 11am

Instrument Petting Zoos

Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet, blow through a flute, and play other instruments you see and hear in the orchestra. It’s hands-on fun for the whole family. Find us in your community!


There are no upcoming Instrument Petting Zoos. Please check back again soon! To schedule a visit to your school or community event, please first fill out the online form. Yi-Ching Chen will be in touch soon after we received the submitted form.

Community Chamber Concerts


There are no upcoming Community Chamber Concerts. Please check back again soon!

Sensory Friendly Saturday


“Sensory Friendly Saturday” offers accessible programming opportunities to patrons and their families needing special accommodations. Audience members will not be assigned to seats and will be able to move and spread out as needed! A quiet room with quiet room materials and staff will be provided.


Sensory Friendly Saturday

Frederic H Pease Auditorium | May 25, 2019 | 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Taste of Music

We believe that farmers markets help foster healthy communities, and we believe that “feeding the soul” through classical music is part of building strong, healthy, livable communities.


Stay tuned for Summer 2019 Taste of Music dates!