Family Matinee Series

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Symphony Center is the only place in town where your family can experience great family-friendly programs featuring members of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

Welcome to the 2014/15 CSO Family Matinee Series!

MUSIC COMMUNICATES! It is a universal language that transcends words and depicts people, things and experiences using melody, rhythm and harmony. Join us for the 2014/15 CSO Family Matinee season, which includes three programs that explore how music takes you to different places, vividly portrays characters and inspires an incredible range of emotions.

Enrich your child’s life through the one-of-a-kind experience of hearing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing orchestral masterpieces. Instill a lifelong love of music with these fun, engaging programs for the young and the young at heart. Perfect for ages 5 and up!

FOR ONE LOW PRICE, YOU GET:

SAVINGS

  • Up to 22% savings on the best seats in the house
  • Reduced, prepaid parking at Grant Park South Garage: $13.25 per park
  • Exclusive, subscriber-preferred prices for other family-friendly Symphony Center events, including Pixar in Concert, Hallowed Haunts and Welcome Yule!

EXTRA PERKS
  • A free PDF booklet, emailed to you, containing activities and repertoire to help prepare you and your child for your concert experience.
  • A free Kidsbook activity booklet we’ll mail you in the fall to learn more about the music, the orchestra, the conductor and guest artists
  • Free preconcert activities that start one hour before every concert in the Symphony Center Rotunda

FLEXIBILITY
  • FREE exchanges.* If you’re not sure what concert you want to exchange into, we’ll store the value of your tickets in your account and you can decide later!

*$10 fee applies on the day of the concert. Must exchange into a concert within the 2014/15 season.

The CSO thanks John Hart and Carol Prins for their support of our family concerts.

AND BEST OF ALL, MUSICAL MEMORIES WITH YOUR CHILD AND THE CSO THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!

 Subscribe to Family A (11:00 a.m.) >       Subscribe to Family B (12:45 p.m.) > 

 
Downtown Sounds
 
Nov
22
  • 11:00 AM & 12:45 PM
 

Program to include:

Strauss 
Prelude to Also sprach Zarathustra
Gershwin 
Excerpts from An American in Paris
Ibert 
Le metro from Paris (Suite symphonique)
Smetana 
The Moldau from Má vlast
Respighi 
Trevi Fountain from Fountains of Rome
Carpenter 
Lake from Adventures in a Perambulator
Tchaikovsky 
1812, Overture solonelle


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Scott Speck
 conductor
 
 


Carnival of Animals
 
Mar
21
  • 11:00 AM & 12:45 PM
 

Program to include:

Mozart 
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Stravinsky 
Dance of the Firebird from The Firebird (1919)
Bartók 
Excerpts from Romanian Folk Dances
Saint-Saëns 
Carnival of the Animals


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Kulenovic
 conductor
 
 


Tchaikovsky Spectacular
 
May
2
  • 11:00 AM & 12:45 PM
 

Program to include:

Tchaikovsky 
Trepak from The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 2
Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 2
Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 1
Tchaikovsky 
Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky 
Miniature March from Suite No. 1 in D Minor
Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 4
Tchaikovsky 
Elégie from Serenade for Strings in C Major
Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 4


Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater
 conductor
Hubbard Street 2
 
 
 



Featured Partners

 

Select preconcert activities presented by:

Civic Orchestra of Chicago   Art Institute of Chicago   Quinlan and Fabish Music Company
MusiCORPS

The CSO Family Matinee series is sponsored by the Warranty Group:

Warranty Group