A lifelong love of music starts here! Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for these hour-long, interactive, theatrical concerts designed for children ages 6-12. Pre-Concert Adventures, free for all ticket holders, begin at 10 AM and introduce kids (and grown-ups!) to the instruments of the orchestra, the program, and more. Family Series 3-concert subscriptions start as low as $30.
Don't forget to add on your tickets to the Christmas Kids' Spectacular!
Aram Demirjian - Conductor
Williams - "Hedwig's Theme," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Elgar - Overture from The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1, Op. 1a
Grieg - Prelude from From Holberg's Time, Suite in the Old Style for Strings, Op. 40
Gauger - First movement from Gainsborough, for five percussion players
Williams - "Nimbus 2000," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Williams - "Quidditch," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Kabalevsky - Galop, from The Comedians, Op. 26
Liadov - Baba-Yaga, Op. 56
Khachaturian - Waltz, from Suite from Masquerade
Grieg - "In the Hall of the Mountain King," from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Williams - "Harry's Wondrous World," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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.
Aram Demirjian - Conductor
Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Debussy - Ballet, from Petite Suite
Respighi - Preludio (after Bernardo Pasquini, 1637-1710), from The Birds
Stravinsky - Polka and Galop, from Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
Tchaikovsky - Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
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.
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Emma Resmini - Flute
Christina & Michelle Naughton - Duo pianos
Charlotte Blake Alston - Narrator
Offenbach - Can-Can, from Orpheus in the Underworld
Martin - Ballade, for flute, piano, and strings
Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals
Strauss - "Thunder and Lightning" Polka
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.