Symphony Kids

Discover Music Concerts

  • Designed for 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 19, 2013, at 11am
Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead
There's dreadful news from the concert hall — the composer is dead! In this wacky murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. Discover the instruments of the orchestra as the Inspector interrogates all of the usual suspects. Wear your costumes to this symphonic whodunit! Music by Nathaniel Stookey.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 11am
The Snowman
Raymond Briggs’ children’s book The Snowman comes to life on the big screen! The Seattle Symphony performs Howard Blake’s stunning soundtrack while the animated classic plays above the Orchestra. A holiday favorite!

Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 11am
Carnegie Hall’s The Orchestra Sings
This concert from Carnegie Hall is all about participation! Learn to sing and play melodies such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and Copland’s “I Bought Me a Cat” on recorder, then bring your recorder to the concert to play along with the Orchestra! Visit for recorder parts and “how-to” videos.

February 2, 9 & 16, 2014
Carnegie Hall’s The Orchestra Sings
Cost: $43/child | Ages 8–10 years
Children will learn to play songs such as “Ode to Joy,” “Simple Gifts” and “I Bought me a Cat” on recorder, and will learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Participants will receive a recorder, a The Orchestra Sings T-shirt, and the opportunity to perform onstage with the Seattle Symphony. Register Online

Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11am
Our Earth
How does music create nature's landscapes through sound? Youth from the Puget Sound Region will perform local works including a new piece from Seattle Opera's Our Earth project, composed by Eric Banks with libretti by Irene Keliher. When salmon fail to return to the sea one spring, Orca, Raven, Coyote and a greedy fisherman head upriver on a journey of a lifetime.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 11am
Russian dance comes to the Symphony. The Olympic Ballet Theatre puts a modern spin on the classic Russian children’s story about a puppet that comes to life — set to Stravinsky’s famous Petrushka.