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Welcome to the A Midsummer Night’s Dream Parent Guide!

The Negaunee Music Institute has developed a series of fun and engaging activities for you and your child to explore before your visit to Symphony Center. Below you will find short two-minute activities, and longer 10-15 minute activities; and a playlist of the of the concert repertoire to listen to with your child(ren).


LISTEN before the concert, using this playlist on Spotify. You can listen to the tracks freely, or you can use our listening guide here, which includes time-stamps of the excerpts that will be played in the concert.

*Note that a free account is required to use Spotify.


Have more time? Explore these SHORT AT-HOME ACTIVITIES with your child before coming to Symphony Center!

2-minute activity: how music can help depict setting.

10-minute activity: how music can help you imagine the character Puck!


Short on time? We also have some ACTIVITIES FOR THE CAR.

Use our Quick Composer Facts to learn about the featured composers on the concert!

Our Instrument Identification activity will help your child recognize and learn about the many instruments they will see on the stage.

Learn more about guest artists performing at the concert in our Artist Spotlight activity.