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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 the sounds of the deep blue sea, to a fantastical musical journey through time, 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»