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 three different series: Once Upon a Symphony for Pre-K, Elementary School Concerts for grades K-5 and Youth Concerts for grades 6-12. Tickets and school bus transportation are free for groups from Chicago Public Schools. 

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Upcoming concerts
School Concert: Exploring the Orchestra: A Universe of Music
Join guest conductor Andrew Grams and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, along with Grammy® Award-nominated children’s rocker Justin Roberts, as they explore the rich and diverse universe of orchestral music from classical to film scores, jazz and beyond.
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School Concert: Once Upon a Symphony: Stone Soup
Combine vibrant music played by CSO musicians, storytelling and enchanting visuals for a playful concert experience. Perfect for ages 3-5.
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School Concert: In Pursuit of Dreams
Conductor Tania Miller and CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery take listeners on a journey about life’s many challenges.
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School Concert: Once Upon a Symphony: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Members of the CSO present a magical tale about the values of helping and strengthening our connections with one another.
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CSO for Kids Concert Series
 
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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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