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Mother Goose and More

12:45 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2013

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra bring classic children’s stories and songs to life in this program, including scenes from Ravel’s picturesque Mother Goose Suite, exciting folk songs and soothing lullabies. Discover how stories and artists inspire one another and experience the way music can create and stir memories.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Each performance is preceded by a series of educational preconcert activities, including performances by students from local community music schools, composition and conducting activities led by musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and an Instrument Petting Zoo, and more. We invite you to arrive at Symphony Center one hour before each performance for these activities.


  • Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
  • Mussorgsky Tuileries from Pictures from an Exhibition
  • McBurney Nursery Rhymes
  • Ravel Selections from Mother Goose Suite
  • Prokofiev Midnight from Cinderella
  • Humperdinck Selections from Hansel and Gretel

Additional Dates for this Performance


This performance is part of the:

Family B Series >


Alastair Willis
Stacy Eckert
mezzo soprano
Projection design by Chicago Children's Theatre

All 2014/15 Single Tickets and CYO Packages will be on sale August 8, 2014.

Performances ON SALE NOW:
Sep 20 - Symphony Ball
Sep 28 - Mariachi Vargas
Oct 14 - Ben-Hur
Oct 17 - Thile/Meyer
Oct 19 - Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette
Oct 25 - Hallowed Haunts
Oct 31 - Dr. Caligari
Nov 2 - China NCPA

Performances ON SALE Friday July 25:
Nov 29 - Vienna Boys Choir
Nov 29&30 - Pixar in Concert
Dec 2&3 - Chanticleer
Dec 7 - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Dec 13-23 - Welcome Yule
Dec 18 - CSO Brass

Current subscribers please call 312-294-3000 to purchase add-on single tickets by phone at discounted subscriber rates.