School concerts

School Concerts

CSO School Concerts are age-appropriate, engaging and educational performances that introduce students in grades K-8 to an orchestra and symphonic music. Often featuring actors, dancers and multimedia, these hour-long performances take place in historic Orchestra Hall located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. In advance of the concert teachers receive online resources that help prepare their students for their field trip to Symphony Center.

Free tickets and transportation are provided to CPS schools attending CSO for Kids School Concerts and Once Upon a Symphony. For more information, visit the FAQ page found here. 

Upcoming School Concerts
Peter and the Wolf
February 18, 2022
Philharmonia Fantastique
May 12-13, 2022

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School Concerts FAQ
During the 2021/22 season, tickets and transportation to CSO school concerts are FREE for CPS schools.
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