This session introduces students to the string instruments of the symphony orchestra while guiding them to a deeper understanding of sound as energy and vibration. Students learn to differentiate the string instruments by sight and sound and learn about the peculiarities of each instrument. They will see sound through demonstrations of the vibrating strings of the violin and feel sound by placing their hands on the double bass while it is played. TSO’s violinists will demonstrate the role friction plays, causing the air to vibrate and produce sound, and the ensemble’s cellist will share some of the sound effects these instruments can make that most listeners don’t even realize is possible. Students will also get to make their own instruments out of boxes and rubber ands and play along with the String Quintet for the grand finale of the program.