BSO Family Concerts

[BSO Education] The BSO's Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3-8 and their families.


BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.

The BSO offers three Family Concert programs each season, one of which is performed by the BSO and conducted by Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins. As a part of a larger organizational partnership with BYSO, the other two are performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Please note: BSO Family Concerts will be 50 minutes to one hour in duration.

2017-18 Dates

Thomas Wilkins, Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor
"Learning By Heart"-A Journey of Exploration and Engagement

Download Youth & Family Concerts Program Information (PDF)

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
CHABRIER Marche Joyeuse
PROKOFIEV "Death of Tybalt," from the ballet Romeo and Juliet
BIZET Intermezzo, from Carmen
MENDELSSOHN Dance of the Clowns, from the incidental
    music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
LISZT 1st movement (Allegro maestoso) from Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat
    Amir Siraj, 2017 BSO Concerto Competition Winner
DVOŘÁK 4th movement (Allegro ma non troppo) from Symphony No. 8

Please join us for pre-concert activites from 9-10AM.


Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
Marta Żurad, conductor
Matt Roberts, magician

"Step in Time"

Family Concert tickets are $20 per adult; children 18 and under are FREE. To purchase tickets, call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or purchase tickets onlinePlease note: A ticket handling fee of $1.50 will apply to all orders.  Programs and artists subject to change without notice.

Pre-concert activities, including an instrument playground and instrument demonstrations, take place from 10:30-11:30am.


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