These family-friendly concerts are all about enchantment! The Niagara Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) Classical Family series offers young concertgoers an eyes-wide, blow-you-away-exciting symphonic experience layering music, mask, movie themes and more. Classical Family concerts are a great follow-up to Summer Music Camp (SMC); many SMC faculty members play in the orchestra and they love to say hello following a concert.

Quick facts:

  • Classical Family concerts are 75 minutes long
  • There is no intermission
  • These concerts are best enjoyed by children 4 years old and up
  • Both the NSO and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre have a no babes-in-arms policy 
  • All children attending must have a seat purchased for them

Classical Family 2: Fun with Fables 
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:30pm

Fables, fiction and fairy tales - what could be more fun?! Gather 'round for this charming symphonic story-time and enjoy the inspiring tale of The Ugly Duckling retold with Ken Wood's original music, and a contemprary twist on Goldilocks and her unexpected visit. Cheer on the age-old cunning of the Tortoise, the Fox, and the Grasshopper, stars of Aesop's beloved Fables. It's an irrestistable combination: compelling stories, fabulous music and children! 

Classical Family 3: Playtime!
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:30pm 

The most fun you will ever have with a symphony orchestra.  The audience decides who plays what in our interactive “Compose Yourself” presentation – no two performances are ever alike.  Then sit back and watch NSO musicians have a blast as they let all their sillies out in Papa Mozart’s Toy Symphony.  It’s downright preposterous what they use to make music – you’ll never look at an egg beater the same way again!