The Concert Experience For Kids!

The Concert Experience for Kids

Thinking about bringing your children to a Bravo! Vail performance? We've put together a guide for parents to help prepare their little ones for an orchestral concert at Bravo!

Introducing the Concert Experience

Introducing Your Child to Classical Music

Tips for introducing classical music to your child.

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Before The Concert

Things to do with your child before you make your way to the performance.

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Concert Night

The big night is finally here! Here are some tips to help you navigate the actual performance. 

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After The Concert

What should you do after the concert to reinforce the experience?

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Suggested Concerts for Kids

John Williams: Music from the Movies

Sunday, July 2 at 6:00pm. Featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 

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Return to the Cotton Club

Wednesday, July 5 at 6:00pm. Featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert: Film with Live Score

Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm. Featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra. 

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Bramwell Tovey, An American Celebration

Friday, July 21 at 6:00pm. Featuring the New York Philharmonic. 

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Free Family Concerts

Two locations this year! Wednesday, July 12 at 10:00am at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and Wednesday, July 12 at 5:00pm at the Lundgren Amphitheater in Gypsum.

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Little Listeners @ the Library

Eight events throughout the Valley over the course of the summer. 

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Guide for Families

Q: Should I bring the kids?

A: You know your children best, and you know how long they can usually sit and enjoy the music without being too restless. Bravo! Vail welcomes kids, but some of our performances are more suitable for the little ones. Take at the preparation and concert tips, as well as the suggested performances for kids. Lawn seats are a generally an ideal experience for families with more room to spread out a blanket and let the kids move to the music.

Younger kids will enjoy our Free Family Concerts, which are shorter and have a more relaxed atmosphere and more to look at on the stage, and our Little Listeners @ the Library series.

Q: What is the age limit for bringing my child to a concert?

A: There is really no “right” age for bringing your child to a concert. There is no age limit for the lawn, and we recommend audiences are 5 or older for sitting inside the pavilion. However, you know your child best and can judge their readiness for experiencing a concert at Bravo! Vail. Most importantly, if you attend a concert and it isn’t a great experience, don’t worry! Try again in the future—later in the summer or the following year. 


Q: How do I know if my child ready to attend a Bravo! Vail concert?

A: Go through the “before the concert” activities and use your child’s interest and focus to gauge their readiness. Remember, all kids are different and will experience classical music in different ways…and that’s OK!

Q: How else can I introduce my child to classical music?

A: Bravo! Vail has many programs for kids. Check out all of our opportunities for kids and families here.