Introduction to classical music at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal offers concerts and events to introduce children, ages 5-12, to classical music and theatre.

Many parents may hesitate to bring their kids to the symphony, deterred by the late nights, subdued music and long periods of sitting still.

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is looking to create a new generation of classical music fans with a series of concerts and events for children ages 5 to 12.

On Nov. 16, the OSM presents Prokofiev’s classic Pierre et le Loup. The plot revolves around Pierre, a young dreamer who gets caught up in an adventure as he chases a wily wolf through the forest. The score, which was originally composed in 1936 in Russia, was envisioned as a fairy tale for children, with a different musical instrument personifying each character.

The series combines classical music with theatrical elements such as costumed dancers, colourful sets, humour and interactive narration to introduce classical music to a young audience.

The concert is on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Montreal Symphony House, 1600 St. Urbain St., Montreal.

Tickets range from $16 to $41.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit osm.ca.