The final family concert of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra season looked like a scene from a 1950s family film Sunday at the Alex Theatre. There were happy fathers, busy mothers, doting grandparents and laughing kids in every direction.
The Instrumental Petting Zoo was in the theater courtyard. Volunteers from La Serna High School let everyone see what it was like to sit down, hold on to a French horn and blow (with wet wipes available in deference to flu season). Then there were the trombones, tubas, flutes and the ever popular drum set to try.
Many of the audience members were already long-term fans, and proud members of the chamber orchestra.
Then there were people like Lucille Renwick, who brought her husband and three children from West Los Angeles. She hadn’t known about the Alex Theatre before getting a flier about the concert in the mail, via one of her many museum memberships.