Once Upon a Symphony: The Three Little Pigs

Dec 9, 2023-Feb 10, 2024


When the Three Little Pigs are sent out into the world by their father, each chooses to build a house using a different material. With the Big Bad Wolf on the prowl, the pigs are quick to learn whether straw, sticks or bricks can best withstand his ferocious strength! This story explores, through music, how the combination of courage, hard work and individual talent leads to success. Perfect for ages 3-5.

Once Upon a Symphony® is designed to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to the world of classical music and the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Your child’s imagination will be inspired by vivid storytelling and small ensemble performances, as well as sets, costumes and images created by Chicago Children’s Theatre.

Produced and presented in partnership with Chicago Children’s Theatre.

Featuring music by

Johannes Brahms, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Richard Strauss

The Joseph A. and Cecile Renaud Gorno Chair
Principal Tuba
The Arnold Jacobs Principal Tuba Chair, endowed by Christine Querfeld


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Support for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association programming for children and families is provided by Abbott Fund, John D. and Leslie Henner Burns, John Hart and Carol Prins, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kinder Morgan, The Negaunee Foundation, PNC, Courtney Shea, Megan and Steve Shebik, Michael and Linda Simon, the Walter and Caroline Sueske Charitable Trust and an anonymous family foundation.