School concerts

School Concerts

Introduce your students to the excitement and wonder of classical music with concerts that are designed especially for children and performed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! Choose from two different series: Once Upon a Symphony for Pre-K or Elementary School Concerts for grades K-8. Tickets and school bus transportation are free for groups from Chicago Public Schools. 

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Upcoming School Concerts
School Concert: Jack and the Beanstalk
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum! Climb up the beanstalk in this unforgettable version of the fairy tale that emphasizes Jack’s creativity and persistence.
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School Concert: Philharmonia Fantastique - The Making of the Orchestra
This virtuosic concerto for orchestra and animated film zooms inside orchestral instruments to discover how sound is made.
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Gwendolyn Brooks on her birthday
Ahead of the birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks on June 7, here are some salient points to remember about her life and legacy.
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Justin Roberts, "School's Out!"
Grammy-nominated singer Justin Roberts joins musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the end of an extraordinary school year in "School's Out!"
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Meet the CSO brass musicians of 'May There Always Be Sunshine'
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section, featured on the CSO for Kids video “May There Always Be Sunshine,” offer quick descriptions of their respective instruments and the roles they play in the orchestra.
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Music in Our Schools Month celebrated through Strauss and CSO-Connect
Music in Our Schools Month celebrated through Strauss and CSO-Connect
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