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The CSO’s centennial season of concerts for children

REFLECT | RESPOND | REMIX — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s centennial season of concerts for children 2018–19 marks the hundredth…

‘The Ugly Duckling’: Pre-Concert Parent Guide

Thank you for joining us at Symphony Center this Saturday. Whether this is the first time that your family will visit…

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Short At Home Activities

Have more time? Explore these SHORT AT-HOME ACTIVITIES with your child before coming to Symphony Center! 2-minute activity: Instrument Families…

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Parent Guide

Welcome to The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Parent Guide! The Negaunee Music Institute has developed a series of…

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Activities for the Car

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Activities for the Car Explore the activities below with your child (ren) before…

How a youth concert started conductor Thomas Wilkins on his career path

When the Boston Symphony Orchestra offered Thomas Wilkins the position of youth and family concerts conductor, he hesitated. “I thought,…

Once Upon a Symphony: Post-Concert Guide

Inside you will find ways to continue exploring the music and concepts from the Once Upon a Symphony concert, The Three Little Pigs.

The CSO explores and inspires courage among young listeners

COUR • AGE: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous. During the 2016/17 season, the…

The Three Little Pigs: Parent Guide

Thank you for joining us for Once Upon a Symphony!  Whether this is the first time that your family will visit Symphony Center, or if you have attended a Once Upon a Symphony concert before, we promise this will be a fun and memorable experience!

Bringing the Bard to the young with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Shakespeare meets Mendelssohn in the CSO Family Matinee Series presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” For the second program of this…

Don Quixote: Parent Guide

Explore the activities below with your child(ren) before arriving at Symphony Center!