New West Symphony — Family Concerts, Music Education Events For Kids (Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, CA )
The New West Symphony inspires passion for symphonic music through live performances and education initiatives that engage and enrich diverse audiences. We love that their programs are informative and entertaining with lots of kids events to choose from.
Check the Family Concerts page, and the music education section on their website.
The Florida Orchestra — Education and Fun for kids and teens of all ages! (Tampa Bay, FL)
Interactive concerts introduce young children to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. They’re also just plain fun. The afternoon starts one hour before the performance with North Suncoast Associate’s Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids can try out violins, trombones, flutes, and more, along with other lobby activities.
We love that they have many different programs to choose from geared at different ages. They have concerts for students and teachers, sensory concerts for the whole family and kids with special needs, and free classical music for kids and teens in Tampa Bay. If you live in or near Tampa Bay, take advantage of these unique opportunities to expose your kids to beautiful music!
Check the Kids and Family page, and the Teachers and Schools page on their website.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra — Education and Community Programs (Fort Worth, TX)
Presenting engaging music education programs for young people to foster early interest in and to inspire lifelong enjoyment of music. The Fort Worth Symphony presents engaging education concerts that teach students about symphonic music and are integrated with the core curriculum in unique ways. In addition, the FWSO provides study guides for teachers to prepare their students for these performances.
We love that they incorporate storytelling into the music. For example they ask kids to imagine that the brass section represents the lion, etc., this helps kids engage with the music and use their imagination.
Check the Family Concerts page, and the Education Concerts page on their website.
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra — Education and Community Programs (Huntsville, AL)
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild present the annual Young People’s concert series to approximately 4,000 area fourth-graders, allowing them to explore a true symphony concert programmed just for them at no cost.
It’s FREE, fun, and educational—for the whole family! Britten’s Simple Symphony for strings is a kid-friendly, bite-sized masterpiece and the perfect introduction to Prokofiev’s timeless Peter and the Wolf.
We love that the family concerts are free! You can’t beat that, so check it out if you live in Alabama.
Check the Free Family Concerts page, and the Education and Community page on their website.