Family Concerts are funded in part by the Zisman Family Foundation
PERFECT FOR AGES 6-12
Family Concerts are a lively introduction to The Philadelphia Orchestra and make a great musical start to a fun-filled afternoon in Center City Philadelphia. Concerts run from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Extend the fun and enhance your child's experience with Pre-Concert Adventures, held before each concert at 10:00 AM at the Kimmel Center.
The Eighth Note Program
The Eighth Note program is full of information and activities to help audience members get the most out of each Family Concert. It includes interviews with guest artists and musicians, activities, puzzles, and more.
Put on your Halloween costume and forget the tricks! We’ve got plenty of treats to fill your musical goodie bag. The Philadelphia Orchestra explores the spooky and the silly in this orchestral adventure, an annual audience favorite.
What musical gifts does Santa have in store for you? Get in the Christmas spirit with our annual Christmas Kids’ Spectacular! You’ll hear your favorite jingles and carols like Sleigh Ride, “Joy to the World,” and “Deck the Halls,” and have a chance to sing along with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus we’ll have a few surprises along the way. Get your tickets early for this must-see family event of the holiday season!
In 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris and the painter Picasso was accused of the crime. With Stravinsky’s magical Suite from The Firebird as the soundtrack, this mystery comes to life through a cast of zany characters in Micah Chambers-Goldberg’s 20-minute animated film, commissioned by Astral Artists in 2011. Weber’s fairy-inspired Overture to Oberon opens the program.
How many animals can the instruments of an orchestra conjure? The answer is: at least 14! Lions and kangaroos, elephants and swans—young listeners will hear them all as the majestic Philadelphia Orchestra turns Verizon Hall into a sumptuous zoo for this detailed tour of Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals.