BSO Family Concerts
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.
Upcoming Concert Dates
Saturday, April 8,
2017, 10am & 12noon
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Germeshausen Youth and Family
"Common Courtesy: Minding Our Musical Manners"
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
PROKOFIEV The Montagues and the Capulets, from Romeo and Juliet
DVOŘÁK Scherzo (Furiant) from Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60
WILLIAMS A Whirl Through Academe from
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
WILLIAMS Marian's Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark
KOEHNE Unchained Melody
GRIEG Third movement from Piano Concerto in A minor
Andrew Li, 2016 BSO Concerto Competition Winner
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
Pre-concert activities, including an instrument playground and arts and crafts, from 9:00-10:00am
Saturday, April 29,
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
Marta Żurad, conductor
Matt Roberts, magician
Pre-concert activities, including an instrument playground and arts and crafts, from 10:30-11:30am
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 online. Please note: A ticket handling fee of $1.50 will apply to all orders. Programs and artists subject to change without notice.
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