Parents and child conversing with SLSO musician Jennifer Humphreys on stage

SLSO for Families

Whether you’re new to orchestral music, a budding musician, or a longtime fan of the orchestra, the SLSO has resources to spark your curiosity and deepen your relationship with music. We hope you’ll explore, create, and have fun!

Upcoming Family-Friendly Concerts

Free Concert in St. Peters

Friday, June 7, 2024 | 7:00pm

Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic basket (or visit onsite food trucks), instruments and voices out to the park for this fun free concert with musicians from the SLSO.

These performances take place at 370 Lakeside Park – Corporate Pavilion.

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24/25 Concerts for Kids Series

Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony

Saturday, October 5, 2024 at 4:00pm

Embark on a musical adventure with Dan Brown’s latest surprise, Wild Symphony, as the SLSO shares this captivating story from The New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code, illustrated by Susan Batori.

Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

📍 This concert takes place at Touhill Performing Arts Center

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Mo Willems’ Because

Sunday, March 23, 2025 at 3:00pm

Your SLSO and the Metro Theater Company share a story of chance, persistence, and magic by The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems. This tale of a young girl’s journey to center stage is beautifully complemented by Amber Ren’s illustrations and Jessie Montgomery’s music.

Most enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

📍 This concert takes place at Touhill Performing Arts Center

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The Tortoise and the Hare

Saturday, March 29, 2025 at 12:00pm and 3:30pm

Dance and play along with the SLSO as we bring this classic tale to life through music. Based on the book The Tortoise and the Hare by Jenny Broom, illustrated by Nahta Nój.

Most enjoyed by ages 3-6.

📍 This concert takes place at The Sheldon

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At-Home Family Education Programs

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Digital Concert: Peter and the Wolf

Enjoy a new twist on a classic orchestral tale with an exciting symphony experience for kids. This performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is framed by a virtual adventure to the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri. Learn fascinating facts about wolves, and explore why Prokofiev made his wolf sound the way it does.

Available until July 31, 2024

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Cartoon giraffe spinning in the air

Tiny Tunes: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Introduce orchestral music to the youngest listeners through interactive, hands-on experiences with music! Learn and grow with Gerald the Giraffe as he overcomes adversity, discovers his talents, and finds music that inspires him to dance.

Available until July 31, 2024

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SLSO musician Ann Choomack playing the flute

Learning Lab

SLSO Learning Lab is the home of our digital education programs, designed to get children creating and making connections between orchestral music and the world around them. 

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