Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal The orchestra during "Trio per uno 1st movement," the most modern and energetic music of the Kinderkonzert, using only percussion.
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Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal With most of the auditorium emptied, Chris Dole holds her sleeping grandson Vincent Church, of Roseville. "At least he enjoyed the show," said Dole, who is in town from Portland, Ore. Dole said Vincent fell asleep about half way through the concert, but continued to move to the music in his sleep.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal On the upper balcony, kids, including five-year-old Kaid McRae from Rocklin, lean against the railing for a better look at the orchestra.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Piano Soloist and Granite Bay High School student Fantee Jones, 15, performs as the Kinderkonzert's guest artist.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Brenn Haydon, 8, watches the convert from the balcony.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Two-year-old Quincy Lawson-Albrecht gives it up for the Auburn Symphony during Saturday's Kinderkonzert at the Placer High School Auditorium. She's sitting with her mother Amy and sister Maddy.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Namik Fuentes, 10, raises his hand to answer the conductor's question during the concert's introduction.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Five-year-old Fiona Gillogly points out the different instruments with her mom, Beth, before the start of the Kinderkonzert Saturday morning.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Cello players add some resonance to the Auburn Symphony at Saturday's Kinderkonzert in Auburn.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal With the help of his dad, Barry Soren, three-year-old Sam plays on the bongos after the concert. Several helpers waited outside with various instruments, so kids could try playing a flute, saxophone, trombone and others.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Conductor and Artistic Director Michael Goodwin shakes hands with first violinist Concertmaster Sarah Wood before the first piece on Saturday.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Though he was excited to see the concert at the beginning, Caiden Snyder, 3, felt the effects of missing his 11 a.m. nap and rested in his grandmother, Sandy Snyder's, arms toward the end of the event.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Payton Montes, 10, of Loomis tests out the trombone after Saturday's Auburn Symphony Kinderkonzert. Several instruments were available to examine or try. "It's heavy and it sounds weird," said Payton, whose instrument of choice is the violin.