Live music for young children offered through Young People’s Concerts and Symphony Storytime Series

 The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced that concerts for young children are on sale now through it’s Young People’s Concerts at Bob Carr Theater and Symphony Storytime Series at The Plaza Live.

 The Symphony Storytime Series provides live music for young children, ages three to seven by Orlando Philharmonic musicians, along with narration and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that bring favorite children’s classics to life. All concerts take place on and Saturdays and Sundays, with two performances each day at The Plaza Live.

After each concert, children enjoy hands-on activities in The Plaza Live lobby that allow them to play different instruments with the musicians, act out the characters they’ll hear in the story of the day with Orlando Philharmonic musicians, color in their own Symphony Storytime booklet, and take photographs dressed as musicians. A Toddler Zone for newborns to children up to the age of two is also available.

Presented at Bob Carr Theater to more than 70,000 students annually through 35 total concerts, the Young People’s Concerts include performances for 3-5th grade students in Orange County Public Schools; 5th Grade Students from Osceola County at the Osceola County School for the Arts; 5th grade students from Volusia County School Districts; and more than 6,000 students from local public, private, and homeschool groups.

The 2018 Young People’s Concert, entitled Beyond the Screen features outstanding classical music presented in student’s favorite television shows, movies, and commercials.  Students will love learning how classical music plays a starring role alongside their favorite characters.

The concert features well-known composers, including Grieg, Dukas, Stravinsky, Bernstein, and more.

2018-2019 Symphony Storytime Series at The Plaza Live

Peter and the Wolf

Join Peter and his friends — Birdie, Duck, Cat, and Grandfather — on the day a scary wolf arrives at their door.  Meet the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and French horn as they learn how Peter outsmarts Wolf to save the day!

September 15 | 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
September 23 | 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

The Orlando Philharmonic brass family is pleased to present one of the most iconic poems of all time.  Hang your stockings with care, and hope that tickets to this great performance will soon be there!

December 1 | 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

December 9 | 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand is a peace-loving bull who wants nothing more than to sit and smell the flowers.  An inspiring story of peace and standing up to bullies.  Brought to life by our string family and the music of George Bizet’s Carmen, your family will fall in love with Ferdinand.

February 9 | 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

February 17 | 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Aesop’s Fun Fables

From a plucky tortoise to a greedy dog, Aesop’s fables have been a fun and informative way to teach children important life lessons.  Join us for the final Storytime of the season as we tell some of Aesop’s famous tales with familiar orchestra friends, including visits from the contrabassoon and harp!

May 4 | 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

May 11 | 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital is the Symphony Storytime Series Sponsor. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com and the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Tickets to each concert are just $10 and a discount of 10% is offered when buying 3 and a discount of 15% is offered when buying all 4 concerts. Tickets are available online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live. (Ticket prices subject to change.) For group rates (10 or more), please call the box office or email groups@orlandophil.org.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 2018 Young People’s Concerts Beyond The Screen

Public Performances at Bob Carr Theater:

    • Wednesday, October 10 – 12:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 17- 12:00 p.m. (Sensory-Friendly Concert)
    • Friday, October 26 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Walt Disney World Resort is the Young People’s Concerts Series Sponsor. Additional support comes from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and Orange County Public Schools.

Price is $8 general admission and $6.50 for groups of 20 or more. For group rates (10 or more), please call the box office or email groups@orlandophil.org. For more information, visit www.orlandophil.org/family-friendly.

All programs and artists are subject to change.