Classical on the Cheap: Seattle Symphony's Family Connections Program

Beautiful girl with violinWant to take your kids to see some of Seattle's excellent classical music offerings? Seattle Symphony has a new program to help you do it for free.

The Symphony's new Family Connections Program offers two free tickets for kids ages 8-18, with the purchase of one adult ticket, for concerts that are part of the Wyckoff Masterworks Series.

The next Wyckoff Masterworks concerts are tomorrow through Saturday, April 5-7. Get details and ticket information.

The Family Connections program is the brainchild of Ludovic Morlot, the Symphony's new Music Director, who is strongly committed to making symphony experiences more available to families. (Among other things, he conducts the Symphony's Discover Music! series.)

More details:

How to order: Family Connections passes are available by phone and in-person only at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office. Call 206-215-4747 or 866-833-4747 (toll-free) or go to the Symphony box office at Benaroya Hall, Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 1-6 p.m; 2 hours prior to performances through intermission.

Family Connections passes will become available three weeks prior to each concert date.

Family Connections passes are available in sections C, D, and E only, and the regular adult prices for these sections are $49, $39, and $29, respectively.

Family Connections passes may be used by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, music teachers, mentors, and anyone who brings a child ages 8-18 to a Masterworks concert.

The Seattle Symphony is making 60 tickets for each of the 53 Masterworks Season performances in the 2011-2012 season available for this program, for a total of 3,180 free tickets.

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