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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!

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Family Concerts

Introduce your whole family to the SLSO concerts for all ages. Choose between musical experiences for listeners ages 5-12, multigenerational family concerts and films, and more musical fun for all.

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Family Concert | Dance Party!

Sunday, March 24, 2024, 3:00pm

What happens when the latest dance craze meets the orchestra? A giant dance party with your SLSO! Wear your dancing shoes—you won’t be able to keep still as you experience some of the greatest orchestral music of all time.

Recommended for ages 5-10 years. Family Concerts are inclusive of people with sensory sensitivities. Accommodations will be provided so that everyone may enjoy the experience of live orchestral music.

This performance takes place at Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

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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.

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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.

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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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