The Louisville Orchestra is dedicated to providing engaging musical experiences for all ages. From full symphony concerts to small ensemble performances, families are provided with opportunities to enjoy music and make memories together.

If you are interested in participating in or have questions about LO family programming, please contact the LO Education & Community Partnerships team.

LO Family Series

Orchestrate a family musical adventure with the LO Family Series. These one-hour concerts introduce the thrill of the orchestra to youngsters. Programs are designed for ages 4 to 12 years. Each performance weaves storytelling, interactive games, and music in creative new ways. LO staff and volunteers lead hands-on crafts and activities prior to each performance.

View the 2023-24 Family Concert Schedule


In partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library, Metro Louisville and the Library Foundation, the Louisville Orchestra presents Once Upon an Orchestra, a free concert series for multigenerational families featuring fun, interactive storytelling-through-music performances. The text from favorite children’s books are set to music performed by small LO ensembles – engaging children with the goals of increasing readiness for school and laying a foundation for a greater interest in music and creativity. Prior to each performance, families are invited to make an instrument from recycled materials to play along during the show. 

Learn more about Once Upon an Orchestra

For inspiration on turning trash into music, visit the LO Family Music Activities resource page.