Concerts for Kids - Akron Symphony Orchestra

Concerts for Kids

Concerts for Kids

Spring 2024

The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s CONCERTS FOR KIDS will have young audiences up and moving! This series of performances, kicking off in the spring of 2024, is specially designed for children, ages 2-6, but both the young and the young-at-heart will find this year’s concerts to be engaging, exciting, and entertaining. Our theme, “Music Moves Me,” is designed to show some of the many ways that music moves us – both physically and emotionally.

Concerts For Kids are open to early childhood and elementary school groups, day care centers, Head Start groups, home school groups, and families of all ages. Maestro Eric Benjamin leads the ASO in a fun and memorable selection of music that will be both new and familiar. “Music Moves Me” invites children to explore their feelings, moods, and emotions, as well as learning how music often invokes physical movement also.

This spring, join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and ArtSparks, an educational outreach program, as they incorporate excerpts from the Dr. Seuss book, My Many Colored Days, into an engaging performance. Each concert lasts approximately 40 minutes and promises to be interactive and immersive for children.

Tickets are $6 per person, with free admission for children 2 years old or younger, and are available online or by calling the Akron Symphony Ticket Office. Tickets will be available at the door only if space allows.


Concerts For Kids interactive and downloadable resources will be available online for teachers and parents to share with their children. The concepts, listening and interactions strengthen a wide range of learning and developmental experiences for children. Programs address the child development and early learning framework including creative arts expression, initiative and curiosity, attentiveness, receptive language, literacy knowledge through storytelling, and the portrayal of events, characters and stories through acting.

Concerts For Kids is a collaborative project of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony Friends, and ArtSparks.

Concerts For Kids Tickets

Note: Concerts for Kids tickets will be held at WILL CALL for each individual performance and not mailed out. For questions, please contact our Ticket Services Manager, Sharon Smith, at 330.535.8131 or during box office hours (9 am-3 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).