COVID admittance protocols are in place for all performances of the Louisville Orchestra. Mandatory masking for everyone age 2 and above. Either proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours must be presented with a government issued ID or parent/guardian authorization for children age 5 and up. Antigen tests will be available at the door for those who arrive without the proofs.

Family Music Activities

Looking for inspiration for turning trash into music? Create DIY instruments using recyclables, food and other craft materials. Check out these instrument-building demonstrations and reference the Activity Guide to create your own trash orchestra.



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Louisville Orchestra Violinist James McFadden-Talbot demonstrates how simple materials can be used to create a cornmeal shaker, bottle flutes, pen percussion, and a rubber band plucker.


Flutist Donald Gottlieb is a master “upcycler” and demonstrates making a flute from PVC waste material.

Download this simple template and make their own flute! (ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED)


Violist Jonathan Mueller and his son Everett show us what they can make with a tin can, a balloon, and dried kitchen staples. (Bobby pins optional.)