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 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.) > 


Don’t miss the final Family concert of the 13/14 season, Adventures with Aladdin! Tickets still available >

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

Program

Bernstein 
“Times Square 1944” from On the Town
Copland 
Music for a Great City


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
 


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

Program

Saint-Saëns 
Carnival of the Animals


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Kulenovic
 conductor
 
 


Tchaikovsky Spectacular
 
May
10
  • 11:00 AM & 12:45 PM
 

Program

Tchaikovsky 
Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams)
Tchaikovsky 
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
Tchaikovsky 
Fantasy Overture to Romeo and Juliet


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