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The Toy Symphony: Fun for All


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The Toy SymphonyBang, twang, thump, bump, and don’t forget squeaks and tweets. You and your kiddos will hear it all at The Toy Symphony. It’s all part of CSO’s Concerts for Kids series, and there's still time to nab tickets for this family-friendly show. And, we have four tickets to give away.

First, let’s get nuts and bolts details out of the way. The Toy Symphony hits the stage on March 18 at 3 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre. Join Professor Tympanium van Hammer zee Trumpeterclangor, a quirky Austrian sound scientist traveling the world with his acoustical laboratory. And this is where you and the kiddos come in. The professor needs your help to complete his melody for The Toy Symphony. During the show, you’ll also meet his instruments.

Since the professor is all about toys, he wants children to bring their favorite toy to the concert. In addition, he asks for a little help for kids in the hospital who can’t make the show. Bring a toy, which benefits children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Toy Symphony Toy Drive: Top 10 Most-Needed Items

  1. Boppy pillows for infants
  2. Crib mirrors
  3. White noise makers
  4. Crib mobiles
  5. DVDs (PG-13 especially needed)
  6. Xbox and Play Station games
  7. Uno games
  8. Amazon gift cards
  9. Toy medical kits
  10. Bluetooth Speakers

For more information on the kinds of toys you can donate, check out the full list.  

Because you have a fun lovin' posse, plan to arrive early for the pre-concert activities. Get a temporary tattoo or play musical instruments from the Loft Violin Shop. Also, enjoy hands-on craft time with Columbus Museum of Art. And, take in all kinds of pre-show performances from local music groups. Don’t forget to shake hands with the CSO’s mascot Bee-thoven and meet Mr. Sunny from Sunny 95. If you want to grab a bite to eat before the show, our Downtown Concierge can help. 

Before you go, click on over to our Facebook page and let us know why you want a 4-ticket pass to The Toy Symphony, and we’ll enter you to win tickets.