Tiny Tots, Young People’s Family Concert Series in Detroit

Get in tune with classic children's music on Oct. 28 and Nov. 18, 2017, and March 24 and May 5, 2018, at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Returning for another year, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents its Tiny Tots and Young People’s Family Concerts series offering a musical experience for all children.

The program is offered on the following Saturdays: Oct. 28 and Nov. 18, 2017, and March 24 and May 5, 2018.

Each date offers a Tiny Tots show at 10 a.m. in the DSO Cube and a Young People’s Family Concert at 11 a.m. in Orchestra Hall. The Tiny Tots shows are best for ages 2-5 and offer morning music, singing and dancing. As part of Super Saturdays, these shows are followed by activities on all three levels of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

The fun continues with the Young People’s Family Concerts at 11 a.m., which are best for ages 6 and up. They offer an exciting intro to classical music with dance, theater, storytelling and video technology.

Here’s what’s in store for 2017-18.

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Tiny Tots: Rock O’Ween with Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits. This fun group will play popular children’s songs set to a rock beat. Kids are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costumes.
  • Young People’s Family Concerts: Halloween in Hollywood. Dress up as your favorite princess, superhero or other character and enjoy a live performance of some of the spookiest Hollywood hits. There’s also a costume contest and other pre-concert activities.

Nov. 18, 2017

  • Tiny Tots: Enjoy the musical stylings of Sean Dobbins and Friends as they get singing and dancing along with the band.
  • Young People’s Family Concerts: Michael Boudewyns will introduce kids to orchestra instruments as he presents the children’s classic Peter and the Wolf.

March 24, 2018

  • Tiny Tots: Uncle Gerry and Friends lead a concert full of classic kids songs and plenty of audience participation.
  • Young People’s Family Concerts: The Conductor’s Spellbook. Kids will learn all about orchestra instruments as they follow the son of an orchestra conductor who finds his father’s magic spellbook.

May 5, 2018

  • Tiny Tots: Gemini Presents Good Mischief. Join the twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits for a music-filled sing-along performance full of original songs about growing up.
  • Young People’s Family Concerts: Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage will take you on an adventure through time with Mozart’s son and features 23 excerpts of the master’s best tunes.

General admission tickets are priced at $12 for the Tiny Tots series and vary for the Young People’s concerts. Buy tickets at the DSO website or at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office. For more information, call 313-576-5111 or visit the family concerts page here.

For more details on the 2017-18 Tiny Tots and Young People’s Family Concerts series – and more concerts for kids in southeast Michigan – visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.