The Family Concert Series is completely FREE of charge!
NHSO Family Concerts provide a lively introduction to the orchestra through programs designed just for children and families. Join us for 60-minute interactive concerts in your neighborhood - Davis Street School in New Haven and Shelton Intermediate School - and bring the whole family!
1:30pm Instrument Discovery Zone
Join us in the lobby before each Family Concert to touch, toot, and even tease a tune out of orchestral instruments!
2:00pm Family Concerts
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant:
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - Davis Street School, New Haven
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Shelton Intermediate School
Michael Boudewyns and Sara Valentine from Really Inventive Stuff bring the tale of Babar to life.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Davis Street School, New Haven
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Shelton Intermediate School
A quartet of basses tell the tale of Greta the hippopatomus who wants to fly.
Carnival of Animals:
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Davis Street School, New Haven
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Shelton Intermediate School
Music and animals combine with selections from Carnival of the Animals alongside works by Bach, Gershwin, and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Come to all three concerts in the Family series to win a prize!
FREE of charge for the whole family!
1:30 pm Instrument Discovery Zone
2:00 pm Family Concert
3:00 pm Afternoon Snack
Michael Boudewyns & Sara Valentine from Really Inventive Stuff bring the tale to life. This popular children's story of one little elephant's epic rise from rags to riches is eloquently set to music and expressively re-imagined with all the enthusiasm and pomp worthy of a royal gathering. Long live King Babar!