CSO for Kids

For over a century, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has presented programming that is designed specifically for children and their families or teachers. Today, CSO for Kids encompasses a wide array of live concerts and digital offerings that immerse young audiences in the magical world of symphonic music.

There are myriad ways to participate, from attending a concert or open rehearsal at Symphony Center, to exploring free content on CSOtv, to embarking on a partnership that brings interactive performances and other music education resources into the classroom.

The CSO invites you to connect the young people in your life to music.

Family Matinees
Family-friendly performances designed specifically for children ages 5-9
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School Concerts
Engaging and educational concerts for students grades K-8
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Digital Offerings
Compelling videos that introduce young people to music through storytelling and song
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School Partnerships
Learn about partnerships that support instrumental music and arts integration
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Teaching Resources
Across years of CSO School Concerts, Negaunee Music Institute staff and colleagues have developed accompanying “Teachers’ Guides” of lesson plans, along with Spotify playlists and program booklets for students.
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