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Past Events: Performances for Young Audiences

  • Doktor Kaboom: LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour

    Oct. 4 - 12, 2014
    2014-2015 Season
    Back by popular demand, Doktor Kaboom returns with a world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission! This time focusing on the power of electricity, he creatively blends theater with the wonders of scientific exploration to audience's delight. Age 7+

  • NSO Family Concert: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

    Sun., Jun. 1, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Mozart's young son Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he's swept back in time to Mozart's childhood! Age 5+

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Two Divas and a Bear!

    May 11 - 24, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    What happens when you bring together a concert violinist, an opera singer, and everyone's favorite stuffed animal? You get Two Divas and a Bear! Explore the human voice with NSO violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Kari Paludan. Age 3–5

  • NSO Kinderclassics: Bears, Bears Everywhere!

    Sat., May 3, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Back by popular demand! It's a big bear world out there, and every sort of bear has its own look and growl. This concert takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands--music that's as unique as they are. Age 4+

  • Me and My Shadow

    Apr. 26 - 27, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    This new show from Australia's renowned Patch Theatre Company uses a combination of light and shadow, paper and water, fantastical imagery, and intriguing sounds to reveal the perplexities and pleasures of friendship. Age 4+

  • One Mic: Fresh Noise: A Mashup of Youth Voices--Game On!

    Apr. 12 - 13, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    When a young girl ends up inside a video game, she learns that virtual reality is no match for real life in this world premiere hip-hop theater work created by middle school students and performed by adult artists. Age 8+

  • WORLD STAGES: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Visible Fictions (Scotland)

    Mar. 28 - Apr. 6, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    U.S. PREMIERE! Updated, inventive, and hilarious, this new production is unlike any Robin Hood you've seen before! Scotland's acclaimed Visible Fictions bring this classic tale to life with two actors and lots of imagination. Age 8+

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Imagination Duo

    Mar. 8 - 9, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Join husband-and-wife violin duo--Glenn Donnellan of the NSO and Jan Chong--as they use stories, sound effects, children's songs, and gems from the classical repertoire to make your imagination come alive! Age 3–5

  • NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

    Sun., Feb. 23, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Prokofiev's timeless musical tale of boy vs. wolf comes roaring to life with the NSO and a vaudeville-inspired performance by actor Michael Boudewyns from theater ensemble Really Inventive Stuff. Age 5+

  • Orphie and the Book of Heroes

    Feb. 8 - 25, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Spunky and curious Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, sets out to save storyteller Homer and his Book of Heroes in this humorous world premiere musical--a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld. Age 9+

  • GOLD

    Jan. 24 - 26, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Canada's Cas Public dance ensemble uses everyday sounds and objects in to explore the joy, humor, and mischief of childhood--all performed to Canadian pianist Glenn Gould's famous recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. Age 8+

  • NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Music Matters

    Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    What do earthquakes, sports cars, and memories have in common? Music! This new multimedia program with NSO members takes you deep into the world of music and illustrates why music matters--and how it makes you smarter! Age 9+

  • NSO Kinderclassics: Presto! The Case of the Vanishing Viola

    Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Oh no, a musician's viola has been stolen! Could the culprit be the magician next door? With the guidance of Presto!--a talented string trio--you get to follow the clues to help our detective crack the case! Age 4+

  • Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!

    Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2013
    2013-2014 Season
    Best friends Gerald and Piggie find themselves on an excellent musical adventure in this world premiere adaptation of Mo Willems's award-winning Elephant & Piggie books. Age 4+

  • Man of the House (Or: How I Tracked Down My Dad, the Spy)

    Nov. 2 - 3, 2013
    2013-2014 Season
    In this world premiere, master storyteller David Gonzalez returns with a brand-new, semi-autobiographical solo show about Pablito, a young boy of Cuban/Puerto Rican heritage who searches for his long-lost father while spending a summer in Miami. Age 9+

  • NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular: The Sequel!

    Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
    2013-2014 Season
    When is it ever cool to "boo" the orchestra? On Halloween, of course! Don your spookiest 'ween wear and take your seats for a "spirited" performance as an incognito Ankush Kumar Bahl conducts a new round of goosebump-inducing favorites. Age 5+

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Teddy and the Ten Hats

    Oct. 5 - 6, 2013
    2013-2014 Season
    Back by popular demand! Little children love the story about a teddy bear whose zany collection of hats represents a wide variety of music. This program actively engages children as listeners in an atmosphere of fun. Age 3–5.

  • NSO Kinderkonzert: Peter & the Wolf

    Sat., Jun. 22, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Those wonderful wind instruments give voice to a little boy named Peter and a wolf on the prowl in Prokofiev's beloved musical tale. Age 4+

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Violins, and Trombones, and Bears, Oh, My!

    Jun. 8 - 9, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    We can be as different as trombones and violins, and still play together in harmony! Kids and stuffed animals alike will hear the unique sounds of a garden hose, funnel horn, a grownup violin and a baby one, and trombones in three sizes! Ages 3-5.

  • NSO Family Concert: The Cricket in Times Square

    Sun., May 19, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    When little country cricket Chester mistakenly travels by picnic basket to New York City, his music is transformed forever. The world premiere retelling of George Selden's Newbery Honor book is composed and adapted by Chris Brubeck.

  • The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel

    May 17 - 19, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Three actors--dozens of characters. One Foley artist--hundreds of sound effects. One keyboardist--thousands of notes. And more than 1,250 hand-drawn, full-color, hi-rez, blow-your-mind comic-book images blasting from a two-story-high screen. LIVE. Age 8+

  • Théâtre Motus and the Sô Company: Baobab

    May 11 - 12, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    African percussion turns into animals, masks and puppets become genies, and one courageous child's quest changes the history of the world. For age 5 and up.

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Teddy and the Ten Hats

    Sat., May 4, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    What's a bear to wear when he has 10 hats but only one head? Little kids dress-up alongside playful NSO musicians in this story about a bear whose zany collection of hats represents a variety of music from Haydn to Sousa and beyond. Ages 3-5.

  • NSO Kinderkonzert: Viva Violins: From Baby Talk to Mozart

    Sun., Apr. 28, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    The violin grows up in the spotlight in this new program which tells the tale of three little violins and how their mother teaches them to "sing." Age 4+

  • NSO Family Concert: Tchaikovsky Discovers America

    Sun., Mar. 24, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Based on the actual historical event, this poignant concert event tells of Tchaikovsky's arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his famous trip to Niagara Falls with more than 25 excerpts of his music.

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