Welcome to the Bold Voices Parent Guide!

The Negaunee Music Institute has developed a series of fun and engaging activities for you and your child to explore the music before your visit to Symphony Center. Below you will find links to short two- and ten-minute activities; activities you can do in the car on the way to the concert; and a playlist of the concert repertoire to listen to with your child(ren).


New this season Opus Café, located in Symphony Center, will be open for CSO Family Matinees. Available at concessions and at the café are new Do-Re-Meals ($8.95) which include:

  • Half Sandwiches, dole fruit cups; GO-GO Squeeze pouches; veggies & hummus; cookie; cutlery rollup; wet nap; water bottle
  • Sandwiches  varieties will include:
    • Gluten free turkey wrap
    • Turkey & cheese sandwich on wheat bread
    • Ham & cheese sandwich on wheat bread
    • Banana & honey sandwich on wheat bread(V)

After the concert, all guests are invited for complimentary cupcakes after each Family Matinee performance in honor of the 100th anniversary of CSO family concerts.

Also at the concert, there will be Instrument Cookie decorating in Opus as well as a breakfast buffet offering for diners.


LISTEN before the concert, using our Spotify playlist. Access the playlist at this link. You can listen to the tracks freely, or you can explore the activities below for an enhanced listening experience.


Have more time? Explore short, at-home activities with your child before coming to Symphony Center by clicking this link.
2-minute activity: Instrument Families
7-minute activity: A Promenade through an Art Gallery
10-minute+ activity: Bydlo the Ox and Cart


Short on time? We also have some activities for the car at this link.
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 a guest artist performing in the concert through our Artist Spotlight activity.