Music Performances for Children

Last Wednesday, I took my elder son (age five) and his cousin (age six and a half) to the Brown Bag Concert at Mechanics Hall.  I saw a decent number of parents with young (under six) children there and it got me to thinking about music performances that children can attend in the Greater Worcester area.

Both JOMP and Pakachoag offer recitals and music programs that children are welcome to attend.

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra is offering a Holiday Pops Concert at Mechanics Hall on December 12.

Children under 12 are free at performances of the Worcester Chamber Music Society.

For those who like a little more dance with music, there are a few different Nutcracker performances in the area: Ballet Arts Worcester at the Hanover, Dance Prism at Mechanics Hall, and — for those in the North County — Paula Meola.

There are two performances outside of Worcester that I am especially looking forward to attending with my elder son.

The first is the Barber of Seville family performances presented by the Boston Lyric Opera in February and March.  (It was especially fortuitous that I found a kids’ book telling the story at the WPL Book Sale  a couple of weeks ago; I’ll probably dig out Sing Me A Story as well.)

And the second is the Symphony Pro Musica performance that incudes The Composer is Dead, also in March.

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