Family Matinee: The Promise of a New Day
Oct 23, 2021


Led by charismatic conductor Thomas Wilkins, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform selections of works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and more, introducing younger audience members to classical music and providing a sense of excitement and belonging after a year of uncertainty and isolation. The concert, which also features Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition winners Rosie Wang, flute, and Isabella Brown, violin, is perfect for ages 5-12.

Seating for the Family Matinee performance on Saturday, October 23, will be general admission to allow flexible seating options. Those who purchased tickets prior to October 4 will receive new general admission tickets to the 11:00 a.m. performance via the delivery method originally selected at the time of order.

Symphony Center is committed to ensuring a safe, clean and comfortable environment so audiences of all ages can experience the joy of live music again. Here are some helpful tips for family audiences visiting Symphony Center:

  • Proof of vaccination, or a negative test for those unable to get a vaccination, including children under 12, will be required at the time of entry. For children tested regularly for school, a copy of their most recent school test result will be accepted as proof.
  • All attendees are required to wear face masks for the duration of the performance.
  • Convenient parking with direct access to Symphony Center is located at the Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave., which offers special rates for patrons.
  • Flexible exchange and return policies are in place for this performance.

Details about safety measures, including enhanced cleaning procedures and air filtration, can be found at

Saturday, October 23, 2021
11:00 AM
Program to include excerpts from:
Prokofiev, arr. Ochoa

March in B-flat Major, Op. 99


Grand Canyon Suite


Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes


Symphony No. 1 in E Minor


Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings, Op. 35


Violin Concerto


Symphony No. 5

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment.

For everyone’s comfort and safety, all patrons must wear a face mask throughout their visit.

Individuals are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending a CSOA event. Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or have had or been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days should contact Patron Services for flexible exchange and refund options.

Visit for the most recent information. Ticket holders receive specific instructions for entry ahead of each performance. Please note, other venues in Chicago may have policies that differ from Symphony Center.

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