The 2015-16 St. Louis Symphony Family Concert Series is designed to introduce families to a little culture and a lot of fun. With an ode to the beloved works of Dr. Seuss and joint presentations with the Saint Louis Zoo and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, it’s sure to be music to the ears for audiences of all ages.
The Family Concert Series kicks off Oct. 25, 2015, with a “bootiful” performance, “Hoot and Howl,” featuring selections from “Fantasia” and the “Harry Potter” films. The performance is presented in conjunction with the Saint Louis Zoo and will include a special guest appearance by Luna the Bat.
Great music combines with great literature for “Tales of Shakespeare” Feb. 21, 2016. Presented in conjunction with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the performance will include storytelling and music from Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The St. Louis Symphony will also take audiences into the zany world of Dr. Seuss March 13, 2016, and then rock a Beethoven beat at Beethoven’s New Groove April 17, 2016. All Family Concert Series performances are held at Powell Hall (718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63103) at 3 p.m. The Family Concert Series is geared to children ages 5-12 and is designed to be a fun experience that introduces kids to the world of music.
Tickets may be purchased for individual shows or as a package for the full Family Concert Series; package perks include 25 percent off the cost of individual tickets, and discounts at City Diner and Fountain on Locust. Family Concert Series ticket holders can also visit the Instrument Playground, where symphony volunteers greet children before performances and introduce them to various musical instruments.
For young musicians who are inspired to take the stage and those who enjoy listening to their peers, the St. Louis Symphony also hosts a Youth Orchestra for local musicians between the ages of 12 and 22. See them perform live at Powell Hall Nov. 8, 2015 at 3 p.m.
For more information and tickets visit stlsymphony.org or call 314-534-1700.