First Concert Series

For children 3 to 5 years of age

Meet the instruments of the orchestra in Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center. Seattle Symphony musicians will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones, learning together about the different sounds and people behind the instruments! 

Performances feature one Seattle Symphony musician at each 30-minute concert. Pre-concert activities begin 30-minutes prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

First Concerts Events

First Concerts Calendar

First Concerts: Meet the Piano

Saturday, 21 December, 2019 9:30AM

Meet the piano in Octave 9! Seattle Symphony pianist Li-Tan Hsu will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory-friendly environment. Children will learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments before the show.

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First Concerts: Meet the Piano

Saturday, 21 December, 2019 11:00AM

Meet the piano in Octave 9! Seattle Symphony pianist Li-Tan Hsu will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory-friendly environment. Children will learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments before the show.

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First Concerts: Meet the Trombone

Saturday, 18 January, 2020 9:30AM

Meet the trombone in Octave 9! Seattle Symphony Principal Trombone Ko-ichiro Yamamoto will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory-friendly environment. Children will learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments before the show.

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First Concerts: Meet the Trombone

Saturday, 18 January, 2020 11:00AM

Meet the trombone in Octave 9! Seattle Symphony Principal Trombone Ko-ichiro Yamamoto will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory-friendly environment. Children will learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments before the show.

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Tiny Tots Series (0 to 5 years old)

Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™

Engage your youngest music lovers with a 35-minute interactive program featuring musical games, stories and songs. Pre-concert activities will begin 30 minutes before the show in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

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Classical King FM 98.1 Family Concert Series (6-12 years old)

Explore the world of symphonic music with the Seattle Symphony. Family Concerts are programmed with some of the world’s greatest children's classics! Come one hour early to participate in pre-concert adventures in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby, featuring craft activities and instrument exploration.

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Sensory Friendly Concerts Series (5 to 8 years old)

Sensory Friendly Concerts, a new program designed specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities, invites families with children ages 5–8 to enjoy small chamber works and participatory group songs in the Norcliffe Founders Room at Benaroya Hall. The concert experience includes pre- or post-concert instrument exploration, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians, and a 35-minute performance hosted by a board-certified music therapist.

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Community Concerts (All ages)

Experience the transformational and inspiring impact of great music free of charge! Community and Side-by-Side Concerts are made possible with support from 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Kjristine Lund.

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Soundbridge (All ages)

Since 2001 Soundbridge has served the Puget Sound region as a vibrant musical classroom for students, families and underserved communities. From concerts for your littlest music-lovers to community composition residencies, Soundbridge invites you to build a lifelong relationship with symphonic music.

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