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


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has joined a growing coalition of performing arts organizations across the Chicago area in adopting safety protocols to ensure your visit to Symphony Center is safe and sound.

These protocols include providing proof of vaccination or a negative test upon entry and wearing face masks. Performances through November 21 are less than 90 minutes and presented without intermission. Guidelines will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations. Visit for the most recent information. Ticket holders will receive specific instructions for entry in advance of the performance.

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