Pre-Concert Adventures

in partnership with
the Philadelphia Orchestra's
Family Concert Series

Settlement is proud to present a series of FREE programs and activities for families prior to each of The Philadelphia Orchestra's four Family Concerts this season. All concerts run from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, with Pre-Concert Adventure programming beginning at 10 AM. Join us for a hands-on musical adventure before the show! 

Coming up on Saturday, February 4:

Settlement families can receive a 10% discount on up to 9 tickets for each performance of the Family Concert Series! Use the promo code Settlement when you purchase tickets online.

Saturday, October 29 
Halloween TreaTS

Pre-Concert Adventure features a Halloween Instrument Safari hosted by Settlement faculty, staff, and volunteers. Explore a wide range of instruments and try out our digital music station! The instrument fair is made possible with generous support from Zeswitz Music and the Conn-Selmer instrument company.

Saturday, December 10

Join vocalist and piano player Suzanne Sweeney for Settlement's Holiday Celebration as she shares holiday stories and songs. This interactive and festive workshop will be sure to get our audience singing and moving!

Saturday, February 4

Join Settlement teaching artist Andy Thierauf for Sound and Film: Creative Noise Making as he spontaneously “re-scores” classic American animation. Students will then be invited onstage to contribute to the composition process, by creating a brand new soundtrack to go along with the work. Andy is a composer, percussionist, and teacher. He regularly performs across Philadelphia and beyond. He is one half of the duo stb x atwhich explores the intersections between percussion, dance and technology.

Saturday, April 22

Carnival of Animals

Join percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist Dendê Macêdo for Recycled Sounds. This dynamic project that developed out of world renouned percussionist Dendê Macêdo’s interest in making instruments out of found materials. Over the years he has created a trove of instruments including a bucket shekere, a golf club berimbau, a tire drum, and a trash can snare drum that was incorporated into a line of instruments manufactured by Latin Percussion.