A Great Way To Do the Symphony With Kids

We had the best time in Nashville this weekend with my sister and her family and my parents. We went to see the Nashville Symphony Orchestra play live music to the movie Home Alone.

It was a BLAST! I totally recommend it. I even got chills a few times, it was so cool.


(You aren’t supposed to take pictures when the movie is underway.
But, I knew I would want to tell you guys about this, and I like to live on the edge
so I went all renegade. Minus the flash, of course, so I wouldn’t get caught.)


At intermission, the chorus filed in and sang during the second half of the movie. At the end of the movie during the credits, they sang again and it was absolutely magical!


What age does this work for?

Our kids range in age from 6 to 11 and everyone enjoyed this and was entertained.

Where to sit at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

We sat in the East balcony (single row) kind of towards the back. I though that would be ideal for seeing the full movie screen, but probably closer to the orchestra would have been better for the kids. My brother-in-law is like 6’4″ so these seats are great because they are individual chairs in a single row and he could stretch out and have plenty of room. That was nice. There is a center lower balcony that had really great seats, but as I recall those were a lot more expensive.

The cost

On the cost front, this was not cheap – it was about $40 per person. Thankfully, we got our tickets several months ago so at least the expense is not part of the holiday wallet-squeeze. It was worth every penny. I highly recommend going online and checking out your local symphony’s calendar to see if there is a movie/orchestra event you could attend. This is a great way to do the symphony with kids.

Well, that’s all. This was too cool not to share.

Sending lots of holiday cheer to you all!

PS And for your things to do in Nashville WITHOUT kids list…before the show we were taking pictures by the fountain outside when a bicycle-propelled bar car rolled by – cause that’s just awesome.


They were drinking and peddling and photo-ready. Cheers, People!
Note: There was a (hopefully) sober person steering this thing in the front.

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