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


WOMEN ROCK!

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TANGO CALIENTE!

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MOVIE MUSIC: OUT OF THIS WORLD

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PATRIOTIC CONCERT

The 4th of July Patriotic Concert is presented by the Vail Valley Foundation at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. 

Tickets for pavilion seats go on sale Sunday, July 1st at 8:00AM at the amphitheater box office only

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: FILM WITH LIVE SCORE

An evening featuring the complete film with live orchestra performing the entire score.

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Little Listeners @ the Library

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

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Magic Circle Mime's "The Listener"

The Listener is a wonderful introduction to the exciting world of symphonic music

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Guide for Families


Q: Should I bring the kids?

A: We strongly recommend the minimum age of six for a pavilion seat. There is no age limit for the lawn. Every child is different; 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 find that your kids are too young, don’t worry! Try again in the future—later in the summer or the following year.

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.