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Notelets and Families

No-one ever forgets the first time they heard a live orchestra – and we’re here to make that moment special.

Family Concerts

Join our presenters as they take you on a whistle-stop tour of the orchestra and the world of music; with lots of audience participation to set the scene for families to listen, learn and enjoy. From dance music from around the world to a mysterious adventure join the CBSO in the impressive surroundings of Symphony Hall to discover the world of orchestral music, programmed especially for young ears.


Notelets are relaxed mini-concerts at CBSO Centre, specially devised to be toddler-friendly, and combine music and stories. Ideal for first-timers, there’s plenty of space for fidgety feet to dance around and get involved during the concert – in fact, it’s positively encouraged! At the end there’s always the chance to meet the musicians and their instruments close-up, too. Find out more»