Children are fascinated and intrigued by the language of music. Each year the BSO offers an exciting series of Family Concerts, designed to tantalize and captivate. Sign up now for this very special series of concerts, filled with storytelling, dance and merriment. Help start a lifelong love of music! Fun for ages 4 and up.

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Inspiration Zone! Prior to each concert, join us in the lobby starting at 9:45 am for a range of exciting, interactive and educational musical adventures. Activities include instrument petting zoo, exciting arts and crafts, interactive workshops, performances by BSYO and OrchKids, face painting and more!

Family Concert Luncheons! Join us immediately following each family concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for a buffet lunch in the Second Space. Tickets must be purchased separately. Hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates.

Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Goblins

Sat, Oct 29, 11 am: Meyerhoff

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

John Williams: Selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Celebrate a very spooky Halloween with ghosts, goblins, magic and the BSO! Sparks will fly in Mussorgsky’s spellbinding Night on Bald Mountain and John Williams’ whimsical music from Harry Potter.

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Family Concert: The Snowman

Sat, Dec 3, 11 am: Meyerhoff
Sat, Dec 3, 4 pm: Strathmore

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

A winter wonderland comes to life in this timeless story of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman. Get into the spirit of the holiday season and create lasting memories in this enchanting program featuring the BSO and the animated film based on Raymond Briggs’ book.

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The Animated Orchestra

Sat, Mar 4, 11 am: Meyerhoff

Marin Alsop, conductor
Gregory Smith, narrator

Gregory Smith: The Animated Orchestra

Experience the story of a mischievous ferret as his wild escapades wreak havoc in an old instrument shop in Gregory Smith’s The Animated Orchestra. Be sure to practice your “ferret sounds” to help put this piece together, accompanied by sound effects from the BSO.

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Beethoven's Nifty Numbers

Sat, Apr 22, 11 am: Meyerhoff

Nicholas Hersh, conductor

Go on a musical treasure hunt of counting fun! Uncover playful patterns, rascally rhythms, and nifty notes and numbers in the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more.

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