“The New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo are joining forces for a series of free, outdoor events,” writes Brian Gioiele in Monday’s (5/2) Shelton Herald (Shelton, CT). “The Family Series—which will be visiting schools, libraries, and parks across southern Connecticut this spring—is designed for children ages 3 to 9 and will feature the NHSO brass quintet and a showing of live animals and animal artifacts from Beardsley Zoo. ‘After a two-year hiatus, we are excited to bring our free Family Series back to the communities that we serve this year,’ said NHSO Education Director Caitlin Daly-Gonzales. ‘These concerts will be a great way for our youngest audience members to connect music with familiar stories and animals.’ The Shelton event will be held June 18 and presented in partnership with Plumb Memorial Library.… The NHSO Brass Quintet will perform ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals, and The Race by Gwyneth Walker. Members of the Beardsley Zoo staff will introduce the audience to animals in between musical numbers.”