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Music for Young Audiences: Banda Magda

Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2019

This award-winning band combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, sung in six languages for a globetrotting adventure. Age 7+

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She A Gem

Feb 13 - Feb 28, 2019

Jump into a tale of double-dutch, friendship, and teamwork. In this original play by Josh Wilder, three teenagers form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. Age 12+

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NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!

Sun, Feb 24

As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing draws near, join the NSO for a fun-filled concert of interstellar proportions! Tap into your imagination and be transported from the Concert Hall to outer space with music from Star Trek and a new NSO Commission from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek trilogy, Star Wars: Rogue One, numerous Pixar films), Also sprach Zarathustra (the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey), and more.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963

Mar 14 - Mar 24, 2019

Experience the beloved story of a family’s bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in America’s history. Age 9+

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VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets

Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2019

D.C. dance ensemble Company | E shares an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Age 5+

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NSO Family Concert: Symphonic Storytelling: TheTravels of Babar

Sun, Apr 7

Come children (and children at heart!) for a concert that mixes the magic of stories, images, and music, including the U.S. premiere of Return to the Land of the Elephants by composer Raphael Mostel, based on The Travels of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff.

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The Me I Want to Sing

Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2019

This riveting two-performer show blends opera legends Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price’s most memorable performances—including opera, art songs, and more—with narrative spoken word. Age 12+

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NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!

Apr 25 - Apr 28, 2019

This energetic program delights in dissecting parts of music and musical instruments. Children will be amazed by the way instruments from the wind and percussion families are taken apart and put back together again. Age 3+

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Colors

May 15 - May 19, 2019

Dancers maneuver a set brought to life with fabric, projections, and sensors to explore children’s relationships to colors. Age 5+

On Sale 2/27/2019


EARTHRISE

Jul 18 - Aug 4, 2019

As three children watch the Apollo 11 launch, they dream of their own majestic earthrise. In the 50th year since the moon landing, explore the historic feat with projections, songs, and audio and video footage. Age 5+

On Sale 2/27/2019