Upcoming Events: Young Audiences
NSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit
Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 | Buy Now
There's a mystery in the Concert Hall on All Hallows' Eve! For this frightfully fun concert, don your spookiest costumes and join all the ghoulishly attired musicians for a wickedly wacky, music-filled whodunit. Age 5+
NSO Kinderclassics: Musical Opposites
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 | Buy Now
The Kennedy String Quartet demonstrates many types of musical contrasts and shows how composers use opposites to express a stunning variety of musical moods and emotions. Age 4+
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Two Divas and a Bear!
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 | On Sale 12/3/14
What happens when you bring together a concert violinist, an opera singer, and everyone's favorite stuffed animal? You get Two Divas and a Bear! Explore the human voice with NSO violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Kari Paludan. Age 3–5
NSO Family Concert: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 | On Sale 12/3/14
Based on the treasured children's book, NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has composed an exciting world premiere work for orchestra and narrator that lets the "big bad" wolf tell his side of the classic story. Age 5+
NSO Family Concert: The Magic Horn
Sun., Mar. 29, 2015 | On Sale 12/3/14
Join "Sahara Bob," his crate full of exotic musical instruments, and a mystical genie for Broughton's The Magic Horn, selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt suites, and "Bacchanale" from Saint-Saëns's Samson and Delilah. Age 5+
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Imagination Duo
Apr. 11 - 12, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
Join husband-and-wife violin duo--Glenn Donnellan of the NSO and Jan Chong--as they use stories, sound effects, children's songs, and gems from the classical repertoire to make your imagination come alive! Age 3–5
NSO Family Concert: Gershwin's Magic Key
Sun., Apr. 26, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
In this world premiere program, the NSO magically weaves excerpts from more than 20 of George Gershwin's greatest hits into the story of a poor newspaper boy who has a chance encounter with the legendary American composer. Age 5+
NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Science & Math + Music
Sat., May 2, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
Cellist and host Yvonne Caruthers, along with some of her NSO colleagues, team up for this fast-paced multimedia program that shows 26 ways (a full alphabet's worth!) that math and science are related to music. Age 9+
NSO Kinderclassics: Beethoven at the Ballpark!
Sat., May 9, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
In this zany world premiere program, find out what baseball and music have in common when NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan--famous for his fiddle made out of a baseball bat--joins Washington Nationals ballpark organist Matthew Van Hoose. Age 4+
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Violins and Trombones and Bears, Oh My!
May 30 - 31, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
We can be as different as trombones and violins, and still play together in harmony! Kids and stuffed animals alike will hear the unique sounds of a garden hose, funnel horn, a grownup violin and a baby one, and trombones in three sizes! Ages 3-5.
All programs are subject to change.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
Macy's and Washington Gas are the proud sponsors of the NSO Family Concerts.
Additional support for these programs is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; Kaplan, Inc; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; U.S. Department of Education; and the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of this program may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.