Concerts for Very Young People

Concerts for Very Young People

In partnership with community venues, the BSO offers Concerts for Very Young People to bring BSO musicians and their youngest audiences closer together in a series of fun, interactive performances tied to educational themes. The performances offer young children an opportunity to engage with high-quality musical experiences in an intimate and welcoming setting.

In its newest collaboration, the BSO has partnered with WBUR’s Circle Round to record new episodes of the popular children’s podcast that shares folk tales from around the world. BSO musicians are featured performing original music composed by Eric Shimelonis, accompanying scripts written by Rebecca Sheir and narrated by actors.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:30–11:30am
Boston Public Library | Jamaica Plain Branch
BSO Concert for Very Young People

Join us for a morning of musical fun for children ages 2–5 and their families. Boston Symphony Orchestra performances aim to build a direct connection between musicians and local families. These interactive performances offer young children an opportunity to engage with high-quality musical experiences in an intimate and welcoming setting. This concert is part of a BSO in Residence program, which will bring community events, activities, and performances to the JP neighborhood.

No tickets or registration required.


Sensory-Friendly Concert
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:30am
Symphony Hall | Higginson Room
BSO Concert for Very Young People

Please note that this performance will take place in the Higginson Room at Symphony Hall and not in the main performance hall space. Introduce your little ones to song and sound through the musical retelling of The Little Red Hen. This concert is in the Higginson Room at Symphony Hall and is performed by a trio of BSO musicians.

Tickets for this concert are free, however, we do ask for you to reserve your tickets in advance here or by calling Symphony Charge at (617) 266-1200.

Please click here for more information about sensory-friendly accommodations and for a pre-visit guide.