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Mini Maestros is an informal concert series specially created for children ages 2 to 8. These concerts offer an interactive, close encounter with Symphony Tacoma musicians and their instruments. With curriculum prepared by Early Childhood Learning experts, the 45-minute “informances” get kids physically and mentally engaged with the music.

All concerts are held at the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall at 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoons. With the exception of Peter and the Wolf, an instrument petting zoo starts one hour before each concert.

Tickets:  $7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door)

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Packages start at $70 and are only available by calling the box office at 253-591-5894.

2019 Schedule

January 13: The Great String Thing-a-Machine!
Featuring the String Quintet

Join the Symphony Tacoma String Quintet for an inside look into the string family!  Explore the contrasts of high/low, slow/fast, and major/minor while learning all of the nuts and bolts of what make the string family truly unique. This concert’s music includes a balance of popular classical era pieces and children’s tunes the whole family will enjoy.

February 24: Brass Ahoy! Shiver Me Timbres
Featuring the Brass Quintet

Ahoy! The Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet is hitting the high seas and taking you with them! Join the crew of the mighty brass-beards for a sea-themed musical adventure and search for musical treasures like timbre, pulse, dynamics, and range. Featured music includes a variety of tunes inspired by pirates, the sea and Russian sailors.

March 24: Around the World in 80 Drums!
Featuring the Percussion Quartet

Take a whirlwind tour of the percussion family with the Symphony Tacoma Percussion Quartet! Explore the elements of rhythm, timbre, and pulse and get an inside look at the world of percussion instruments from around the world. Pack your imagination as we embark on this exciting adventure!

May 5: Peter and the Wolf
Featuring the Full Orchestra
Sarah Ioannides, conductor | Jim Brown, narrator

Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s 1936 classic Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have when a wolf comes through the garden gate. This marvelous work introduces the different instruments in the orchestra, with each character portrayed by a different instrument or group of instruments. Note: No instrument petting zoo for this performance.

Support for Symphony Tacoma’s Mini Maestros series provided by:

The Bamford Foundation



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