Music in the Parks- "Feast for Young Ears"

The FSO is delighted to partner with our beautiful Fairfax County Parks to provide free Music in the Parks children’s concerts. The performances are engaging, interactive experiences… perfect for young, first-time concert-goers! Participation by all is encouraged. Each concert offers an introduction to the musicians, their instruments, their roles in creating the music, and features a wide variety of musical selections from classical music to the familiar music of today. It’s a perfect way to learn about musical instruments in a fun family setting.


Saturday, June 22, 10am
Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Wednesday, June 26, 10am
Frying Pan Park
2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171

Join the FSO String Quartet for a “live” musical adventure in the Park! Traveling through time, we will fly, clap, snap, swashbuckle and dance our way to places near and far, real and imaginary. Look for the surprise guest conductor with a very tall hat. You’ll hear the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Copeland, and John Williams.


Saturday, June 29, 10am
E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater                          
5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Saturday, August 10, 10am
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Join the fun with the FSO Percussion Ensemble to learn about the science of sounds and rhythm. You’ll hear the unique sound of the percussion instruments including the snare drum, cymbals, xylophone, cowbell and castanets. You are invited onstage to try out the instruments and play along with the FSO musicians!

Music is the Parks Summer Entertainment Series is presented by the Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and through the efforts of the Fairfax County Park Foundation.  All performances are free to the public.