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Concerts for Kids, Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Concerts for Kids, Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Date & Time
Thursday, April 27, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
600 N East St, Bloomington, IL, 61701
Bon Voyage! Join us for a musical journey to Paris at our Concerts for Kids! Concerts for Kids is our educational outreach concert that allows school children throughout central Illinois to experience LIVE classical music.

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra and our two musical tour guides—George Gershwin and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges—invite you to join us for a Parisian adventure! With your passport in hand, we will head across the Atlantic to the jazzy grooves of Gershwin’s American in Paris. Projections guide us as we stroll the streets of the French capital, encountering a street singer, popping into the Paris Ballet to hear a rehearsal, and even joining a street parade on the Champs-Élysées. If we are lucky, the Chevalier may even give us a demonstration of his famed fencing prowess, to the tune of his own music. And for the finale, we won’t just enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris but might even have a small taste. Bon voyage!

Jacobsen Woollen, Conductor

Gershwin An American Paris – Piaf La Vie en Rose – Stravinsky Infernal Dance from The Firebird – Debussy Fêtes from Nocturnes – Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture from L’amant anonyme

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Ordering Information: Classes should have one chaperone for every 15 students, every 16th ticket is complimentary. Everyone must be included in your total if they want to watch the performance. When placing your order, inform the Ticket Office if anyone in your group needs accessibility services.

Bloomington Ordering Information:

Call the BCPA Ticket Office at (309) 434-2777 to reserve your seats.
After your reservation is processed, you will receive an Order Confirmation with your order information. Please confirm all your information is correct. Your Order Confirmation will include the final count and payment due dates.
Payments may be made in person by cash, check, or credit card*, by phone with a credit card or checks made payable to BCPA may be mailed to BCPA Ticket Office, 600 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701. A $5.00 Administrative Fee is added to each order. *Visa, MasterCard, or Discover accepted.
Once your payment has been received a confirmation of payment processed will be emailed to the point of contact for the school. Upon your arrival on event day, tell an usher in the main lobby which school your group is from. Ushers will already have the information necessary to escort your group to your seats.
Lunch space is available for $75. If your class is interested in reserving lunch space, please contact Brian Leach, Rental Manager by email

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. We are not able to give refunds or exchanges. Only if a school officially closes on the day of a planned performance will the venue allow an exchange for another performance within the same season, in Springfield, or for another performance within 12 months, in Bloomington.