Why We Love the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
For parents who want to expose their children to music, especially classical music, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) offers an outlet for that. Kids learn about music and instruments from an early age, which could foster a love for the arts and maybe even an interest in playing an instrument. Also, when families go to the symphony together, they can strengthen communication and start family traditions. Here are some reasons we think you should get the family cleaned up and make a visit to Atlanta Symphony Hall, located on the Woodruff Arts Center campus.
The ASO performs more than 150 concerts per year, many of them appealing to families with young children. Check their family programming schedule for dates. Also, follow the ASO on social media to see other family-friendly events like outdoor concerts in Piedmont Park.
Programs for the Very Young
It is never too early to show children the joys of music. That is why the ASO offers “Programs for the Very Young,” which are short, under an hour concerts that feature music kids may already know. For example, this season included “Cooper’s Cat” and “Music of Africa: The Story of Sugar Boy” for upcoming concerts. Storytellers even bring it all to life along with the music. Kids are encouraged to dance and play during the performances. Bonus: Kids 5 and under are free.