Last weekend, in collaboration with Glendale Arts, Brand Library & Art Center and LAMusArt, we gave patrons a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look and listen as Jaime Martín put the finishing touches on Beethoven’s Symphony 7.

Kids, families and casual listeners had a chance to discover what increasing numbers of hardcore classical music fans have already realized — at rehearsal you see music come to life.

After the program, families were invited for complimentary refreshments and a visit from the Brand Library & Art Center’s Musical Petting Zoo. Families got to try out instruments, including drums and percussion, keyboards, guitars, wind instruments and more. Also on hand were our partners LAMusArt, sharing info on the affordable, multidisciplinary and sequential arts instruction they provide for kids in East LA.

About Glendale Arts

The mission of Glendale Arts is to integrate the arts into the identity, growth and economic vitality of the City of Glendale by presenting programming and creating partnerships that benefit youth, patrons, artists, organizations and businesses in the community and at the Alex Theatre.

About Brand Library & Art Center

Many thanks to Caley Canon, Senior Library, Arts & Culture Supervisor at The Brand Library & Art Center, for helping put together an amazing Music Petting Zoo for this event. The Brand Library is a unique public library that focuses on visual arts and music and provides free services and programs for a diverse community, including a collection of over 110,000 items, subject specialist librarians, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, films, and hands-on craft programs for children and adults. Brand Library & Art Center is a branch of the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department.

About LAMusARt

The Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to offer the community of East Los Angeles, primarily its K-12 population, with equitable and affordable access to multidisciplinary arts education programs.