Music Discovery & Instrument Zoo
The NC Symphony will present a free “Music Discovery & Instrument Zoo” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St.
Geared for preschool and elementary age children and their families, this hands-on musical activity will feature NC Symphony musician Erik Dyke reading excerpts from Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin followed by an interactive demonstration of orchestra instruments.
Afterwards, audience members will have the opportunity to try their favorite instrument in the instrument zoo.
This Music Discovery program is sponsored by PNC's “Grow Up Great” initiative, promoting literacy and arts education for preschoolers and their families.
For more information, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458.
About Erik Dyke
Erik Dyke, double bassist with the North Carolina Symphony since 1978, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and native to Ann Arbor. As a student of Lawrence P. Hurst, Mr. Dyke continued studies at the Aspen Music Festival with Stuart Sankey and Peter Mercurio at the Music Academy of the West for many years.
Mr. Dyke has been Operations Manager at the Music Academy Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, California since 1985. He has also performed at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, Las Palmas, Canary Islands Opera and the Santa Fe Opera.
He performs on a five-string bass instrument of Italian/English origin and on a 1790 Italian four-string model which was long heard with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Other interests include building model airplanes and trains, bicycling, art, history and conservation. He is a volunteer in the Raleigh city-wide Adopt-a-Stream program and is active in the community.