Family Concerts

  • Designed for families and children 6 to 11 years of age.
  • Five concerts on Saturday mornings at 11am.
  • Pre-concert lobby activities begin at 10am.
  • Each one-hour concert takes place in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 11am
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
What happens when a “madman” moves upstairs? Embark on the story of young Christoph and discover the genius of master composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who has taken the upstairs apartment of our hero’s Vienna home.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 11am
A Spirit for the Holidays
Three mischievous holiday spirits have their own ideas of what a holiday concert should be. The orchestra is caught in the middle and only the spirit of music can save them. This unusual holiday sing-along breaks the grinch-like “curse of noise.” Don’t miss this fun-filled concert that is packed with the holiday spirit.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 11am
The Toy Box
What happens when a cardboard soldier falls in love with a doll? Be there as the Seattle Symphony brings toys to life in Debussy’s Toy Box.

Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11am
Carnegie Hall’s The Orchestra Rocks
How does the orchestra rock? Explore rhythm, pulse and groove as the Seattle Symphony draws on selected orchestral repertoire like Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mars from Holst’s The Planets and more. Families are invited to become part of the orchestra by participating along from their seats in this engaging and interactive concert.

Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 11am
The Pied Piper
British composer Colin Matthews brings to life the immortal story of Michael Morpurgo’s Pied Piper. This United States premiere is co-commissioned by Sydney Symphony and London Philharmonic, and features a local youth chorus and two narrators. This concert is the perfect start to your family’s summer.