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Sound All Around

Children and parents watching a musician perform at Sound All Around

2019-20 Season

In Center City at the Academy of Music Ballroom

Saturdays and Mondays at 10 AM and 11:15 AM

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Nurture your child's passion for music! Sound All Around is a great introduction for youngsters and features members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and award-winning storyteller and host Charlotte Blake Alston.

Each concert introduces the audience to a member of the string, woodwind, brass, or percussion family, and the final concert features all the musicians from the season playing together in an ensemble. Concerts are 45 minutes long and a great way for kids, families, daycares, and school groups to have fun with music.

For a fourth season, we specifically welcome children with sensory sensitivities and their families to our relaxed sensory-friendly Saturday performances. Our aim is to create a safe and accepting environment where children, including those on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities, and their families can experience live music together. "I'm thrilled to see The Philadelphia Orchestra welcoming children and families who often do not have the opportunities to experience and enjoy the arts in a public and community space," said Roger Ideishi, program director for Temple University's College of Public Health Program in Occupational Therapy. "This initiative demonstrates The Philadelphia Orchestra's commitment to providing music enrichment for ALL children and families regardless of ability level."

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The Sound All Around concert series is endowed in perpetuity by the Garrison Family Fund for Children's Concerts.