Please join us for a special, interactive performance with members of Boston Symphony Orchestra Rachel Childers (horn), Cynthia Meyers (piccolo), and Suzanne Nelson (bassoon)!The BSO’s Concerts for Very Young People provide educational, interactive performances by BSO Musicians at central community locations especially for young children ages 2-5 and their families, building initial and direct connection between BSO Musicians and these families, offering young children an opportunity to engage with musical experiences of the highest quality, and deepening the BSO’s relationship with Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston area community.
Paper Orchestra with Conservatory Lab Charter School, Friday, November 2, 2:30
After intensive research into four instruments of the string family, the kindergartners of the Conservatory Lab Charter School build their own orchestra. With their families' help, students construct violins, violas, cellos and basses out of cardboard, glue and papier-maché. They learn about instrument position and orchestral etiquette. The paper orchestra concert is a presentation of these new skills as well as an important rite of passage, after which all students will graduate to real instruments!
Celebrate Diwali! Sunday, November 4, 11:00 – 4:00
Diwali is the Festival of Lights celebrated around the world! It comes from the word Deepavali meaning “row of lamps.” This festive holiday is traditionally celebrated for five days, each day honoring a different belief or legend. Families and friends around the world celebrate with bright diyas, colorful rangoli, and tasty sweets. Join in the festivities as we explore the sights, sounds and spirit of this holiday. The day will include live performances, story times, arts and crafts, and more!
“The Ecology of Sound,” a special interactive performance with Ricardo Frota, Sunday November 11, 11:30
The Ecology of Sound is a highly entertaining and interactive musical experience with indigenous sounds from the Amazon Rain Forest. Ricardo is a Brazilian born multi-instrumentalist and musician. He performs engaging multicultural music with interactive playing and singing, combining traditional rhythm instruments with instruments made from recycled and natural found objects. through his programs he seeks to convey an appreciation for nature's beauty and to encourage children to experience new possibilities in sound making.
Meet the Instruments Series with New England Philharmonic Orchestra: the Brass Family, Sunday, November 11, 2:00
Meet the brass family as the New England Philharmonic kicks off its three part series introducing visitors to the different parts of the orchestra. Boston Children's Museum visitors will see and hear NEP’s principal musicians demonstrate their instruments in fun, interactive performances!
Special Concert with Little Groove presented by PJ Library and JCCGB, Sunday, November 18, 11:00
Join us for a live interactive performance with Little Groove. This This program is great for families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and is presented in partnership with PJ Library and JCCGB.
Meet the Instruments Series with New England Philharmonic Orchestra, Sunday, November 18, 2:00
Meet the string family as the New England Philharmonic continues its three part series introducing visitors to the different parts of the orchestra. Boston Children's Museum visitors will see and hear NEP’s principle musicians demonstrate their instruments in fun, interactive performances!
Meet the Instrument Series with New England Philharmonic Orchestra, Sunday, November 25, 2:00
Meet the winds as the New England Philharmonic continues its series introducing visitors to the different parts of the orchestra. Boston Children's Museum visitors will see and hear NEP’s principal musicians demonstrate their instruments in fun, interactive performances!
Holiday Music with New England Conservatory, Friday, December 7
Enjoy holiday/winter themed jazz music performed by musicians from New England Conservatory.
Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play Presented by Wheelock Family Theater, December 14 – December 29,
Boston Children’s Museum is proud to collaborate with our friends at Wheelock Family Theater at Boston University to present our third annual Snowmazing holiday show! This year’s performance is Elephant and Piggie: We are in a Play! This lively 45-minute musical is based on the beloved characters and stories from award-winning author Mo Willems’s book series and tells the story of friendship between a worrisome elephant, Gerald, and his plucky friend, Piggie!