Families & Kids

The Annapolis Symphony offers and concerts that are fun and educational for the whole family to enjoy!

Annual Family Concert

The Annual Family Concert is a tradition for Annapolis families. Each year, the Symphony Orchestra works with a guest artist to reimagine a favorite work, such as Peter and the Wolf or Carnival of the Animals, and engages young listeners with multi-media elements such as theater, dance, magic or puppetry.

Following the performance, Symphony musicians participate in an Instrument Petting Zoo. Children and their parents can see instruments of the orchestra up close, ask musicians questions about their instrument, and even take a few instruments for a musical test drive.

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Pops in the Park – Labor Day Concert

Every Labor Day, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents a free, family-friendly concert on Labor Day weekend at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. This concert plays an important role in the Symphony’s mission of reaching and educating audiences of all ages.

This concert is generously funded by many sponsors and partners, allowing the Symphony to offer this program free of charge to the Annapolis community. The concert draws an audience of nearly 3,000 each year and continues to produce and promote memorable symphonic music to an audience of all backgrounds and ages.

Executive Director Patrick J. Nugent says, “This is always a highlight of our year. It’s great to see so many families in such a wonderful setting listening to our marvelous Symphony.”

The casual outdoor event is a relaxing and inspiring evening for all. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks, with concessions also available.

Pops in the Park