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St. Louis Symphony’s Family Concerts


Actor Michael Boudewyns will perform in The Life and Times of Beethoven concert on September 29 at 3 pm.
Actor Michael Boudewyns will perform in The Life and Times of Beethoven concert on September 29 at 3 pm.

Looking for fun and child friendly live classical music performances, a world famous orchestra, and a child’s ticket price that starts at $8? Are you a newbie to classical music and want to explore the genre in a more relaxed setting?

Here’s the perfect opportunity!

The St. Louis Symphony kicks off its 2013-2014 Family Concert Series on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3 pm with The Life and Times of Beethoven–a creative look at the composer’s life, his powerful music, and his iconic Fifth Symphony. The 45 minute concert, geared for 5 to 10 year old children and their families, features the St. Louis Symphony’s new Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi and actor Michael Boudewyns (co-founder of the storytelling group, Really Inventive Stuff). In addition to marveling in Beethoven’s music, audience members can learn how the composer channeled his life’s hardships into musical works of genius.

Be sure to arrive a little early before the performance to enjoy the Instrument Playground. Staffed by friendly Symphony volunteers, the Instrument Playground offers kids a chance to try out different instruments from each of the music families. 

More upcoming St. Louis Symphony Family Concerts

SymphonySLAM: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3 pm
Join Music Director David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony as they explore the connection between visual art and music. During the concert, images of some of the St. Louis Art Museum’s best-loved and most recognizable treasures will be paired with music from Bartók and Britten.

Peter and the Wolf: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3 pm
Prokofiev’s piece gets an on-stage twist, as performers from STAGES St. Louis will join the St. Louis Symphony to act out this family favorite.

Choose Your Symphonic Adventure: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3 pm
This interactive journey through the history of classical music will let the audience pick the program! The concert will feature iconic works from Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and many more.

Ticket Information

Tickets to the Family Concerts are $8 to $11 for children and $12 to $19 for adults. Call 314.534.1700, purchase tickets online, or visit the box office at 718 North Grand Boulevard. Discounted season subscriptions to all four concerts in the Family Concerts Series are still available by calling 314.534.1700.