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Many people might assume the symphony isn’t child friendly. However, the Longview Symphony strives to introduce music to children. From their Christmas concert to Bach’s lunch concerts, they have multiple opportunities where young music lovers can fully partake in the experience.
On Saturday July 21st, they are hosting a Symphonic Carnival including an instrument petting zoo, conductor lessons, crafts and live music. This will be a wonderful family friendly event to escape the East Texas heat. What better way to introduce little music lovers to the symphony?
For all the Star Wars lovers, they even have a May the 4th be with you concert. They also offer some of the best tips for taking children to the symphony.
The Bach’s lunch concert series are mini concerts at area downtown churches. The concerts last around 40 minutes. This is perfect for both wiggly children or a romantic date idea! Bring a lunch beforehand and eat in the fellowship hall to make it into a lunch date.
The best way to become involved in the symphony is to join the Longview Symphony Guild.
The purpose of the guild is to support the Longview Symphony through fundraisers and events. They planned Pasta and Pianos last year, and will be helping with the 50th anniversary gala this fall! They also love volunteers.
Most of the concerts this season offer $5 kid tickets, making this such an affordable opportunity to expose our children to exceptional performances. Adult tickets range from $20-$50 depending on your seat. Such an affordable option for entertainment for the whole family and a fun treat! Order your tickets here.
This season the symphony will celebrate 50 years. They are heavily involved within our community. This past spring the Longview Symphony partnered with Pine Tree 3rd graders for a symphonic performance. Hopefully, this program will be expanded in the coming year.
So if you’re struggling for a date idea or have a little who LOVES music, the Longview Symphony has so much to offer.
We are fortunate to have a gem that provides exceptional performances for all ages while also seeking to include everyone. Thank you Longview Symphony for giving us such beautiful music and investing in our community!