Family Concerts

Ears Wide Open

Awakening a sense of wonder in listeners ages 5 to 12, Curtis Family Concerts share music with young audiences through interactive, educational presentations. These hour-long performances take place in a friendly setting, uniting entertainment with exploration.





Carnival of the Animals

February 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Gould Rehearsal Hall, 1616 Locust Street

Enjoy a menagerie of musical storytelling and interactive art-making with the Curtis Institute of Music and Enchantment Theatre Company. Families are invited to explore Saint-Saëns’s suite, The Carnival of the Animals, as two Curtis pianists provide musical portraits of lions, kangaroos, elephants, and other favorite creatures. Community Artist Fellows from Curtis and actors from Philadelphia’s celebrated Enchantment Theatre Company lead the audience in drawing, singing, dancing, and more. Narrated in fanciful detail, the program promises to delight children and adults alike. Light refreshments will be served after each performance.

 Enchantment Theatre Company




Past Performances


Meet the Zorá String Quartet!

Sunday, October 1 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Gould Rehearsal Hall, 1616 Locust Street

Enjoy a lively hour of music and hands-on fun with the Zorá String Quartet, Curtis's quartet in residence. Kids will hear pieces by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Scott Joplin, with a chance to meet the musicians and learn about stringed instruments. We invite everyone to join in the music-making by bringing your voices, and if your child plays a stringed instrument, please bring it, too. We'll perform Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" together.