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Past Events: Performances for Young Audiences

  • NSO Family Concert: All in the Musical Family

    Sun., May 18, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Music Director Leonard Slatkin leads the Orchestra in the world premiere of TROYJAM, a new work by Michael Daugherty, commissioned especially for families by the National Symphony Orchestra.

  • NSO Kinderkonzert: Magical Mozart

    Sun., May 4, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    NSO Kinderkonzerts introduce children and their families to orchestral instruments.

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: More Tunes 'n' (Pig) Tales!

    May 3 - 10, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    During Teddy Bear concerts, inspired by a popular family concert tradition in Europe, children ages three to five bring their favorite stuffed animal to interactive musical programs featuring members of the NSO.

  • Kite on the Wind: A Tale of Pakistan

    Apr. 4 - 12, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Combining the talents of American and Pakistani artists, this world-premiere play is an inspiring depiction of growing up in a metropolis bursting with rich tradition. Ages 9+.

  • Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure

    Mar. 8 - 16, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    In this special project with the White House Historical Association, the Kennedy Center stages an exciting new musical about a group of students on a tour who meet past White House residents, including George Washington. Ages 9+.

  • NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

    Sun., Mar. 2, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The Magic Circle Mime Company returns to perform their popular production of Peter and the Wolf in this NSO Family Concert led by NSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou.

  • Amon Miyamoto's Up in the Air: The Story of Boonah, the Tree-Climbing Frog

    Feb. 7 - 10, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Japan's foremost director of musicals conceives and directs this world-premiere musical for young adults and their families, about a frog named Boonah who can scale the tallest tree near his pond.

  • Step Afrika!

    Jan. 26 - 27, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Step to the music--again! In the return of this high-energy DC-based company, Step Afrika! members use their bodies to create rhythmically and visually stunning dances. Ages 7+.

  • Pacífico Dance Company

    Jan. 19 - 20, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Los Angeles–based folklorico dance ensemble Pacífico Dance Company entertains and educates audiences with its Mexican folk dance and innovative choreography. Ages 7+.

  • NSO Kinderkonzert: Strings and Stories

    Sun., Jan. 13, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    NSO Kinderkonzerts introduce children and their families to orchestral instruments.

  • NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: MORE Math and Music

    Sun., Jan. 6, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    In NSO Ensemble Concerts, members of the NSO connect music with various school subjects such as science and math.

  • NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: MORE Math and Music

    Sun., Jan. 6, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    In NSO Ensemble Concerts, members of the NSO connect music with various school subjects such as science and math.

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: The Imagination Duo

    Sat., Jan. 5, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    During Teddy Bear concerts, inspired by a popular family concert tradition in Europe, children ages three to five bring their favorite stuffed animal to interactive musical programs featuring members of the NSO.

  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert: The Imagination Duo

    Sat., Jan. 5, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    During Teddy Bear concerts, inspired by a popular family concert tradition in Europe, children ages three to five bring their favorite stuffed animal to interactive musical programs featuring members of the NSO.

  • Leo Lionni's Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch

    Dec. 27 - 31, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns with three charming stories by beloved author Leo Lionni told through puppetry, innovative stage techniques, and original music. Ages 4+.

  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    Nov. 16 - Dec. 16, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    This world-premiere musical, adapted from Norton Juster's classic children's book with lyrics by 3-time Tony winner Sheldon Harnick, tells the story of Milo, who comes to realize that life is more exciting than his wildest dreams. Ages 9+.

  • NSO Children's Concert with Iván Fischer

    Sun., Nov. 4, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    NSO Principal Guest Conductor Iván Fischer introduces kids to the world of classical music through short, carefully selected works performed by NSO ensembles.

  • NSO Children's Concert with Iván Fischer

    Sun., Nov. 4, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    NSO Principal Guest Conductor Iván Fischer introduces kids to the world of classical music through short, carefully selected works performed by NSO ensembles.

  • NSO Family Concert: More Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales

    Sun., Oct. 28, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Get a head start on Halloween and come dressed in your spookiest costume for this "spirited" Sunday afternoon concert event led by NSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou.

  • Nobody's Perfect

    Oct. 19 - Nov. 3, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Adapted from Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney's children's book, this world premiere follows Megan, who is deaf and learns that nobody's perfect. Co-commissioned and co-produced with VSA arts. Ages 9+.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites

    May 5 - 14, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Puppetry, music, and black light effects turn Caterpillar's struggles to become a butterfly into a "playful and tender" (The Los Angeles Times) glow-in-the-dark event.

  • Hip-Hop to da Head

    Apr. 28 - 30, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Meet Kwikstep, Rokafella, Buttafly, Stretch, and the rest of the crew. They're all here for just one thing--to break, lock, pop, and uprock until you stand up and cheer!

  • Hello Maru-Chan: A World of Paper

    Apr. 7 - 9, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Actors and puppets tell the story of a little girl born into a world made of paper in this production from Japan's Kazenoko Theatre Company and Australian puppet master Peter Wilson.

  • Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales

    Apr. 7 - 16, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    This collaboration between Jordanian and American artists celebrates the diversity of Arabian culture with lively song and dance in an engaging "story theater"-style musical.

  • Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida

    Mar. 10 - 19, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    A young Japanese American boy learns how compassion and humor help his family endure a World War II internment camp in this co-commission from Scholastic Entertainment's My Name Is America book series.

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