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Musical Field Trip Ideas in Denver

July 3, 2023

Musical Field Trip Ideas in Denver

Who doesn’t love a field trip? And combining a field trip with music makes it even better! Denver offers so many opportunities for children and adults to enjoy field trips tailored just for them. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much you know about music or your musical tastes; a musical field trip may be just what you need to relax and enjoy some of the best music in Denver.

We have created a full-day itinerary of musical Denver experiences for the whole family.

Morning: Tiny Tots Inside the Orchestra

The wonders of orchestral music come alive for young minds inside the Colorado Symphony. Our engaging morning program, designed for children aged one to seven, invites you to embark on a magical journey through the captivating world of music.

Discover the joy of music through this year’s delightful programs:

  • Petite Musique: Experience the power of bilingual storytelling and symphonic melodies. Our charismatic narrator will weave enchanting tales, incorporating singing, dancing, and storytelling in both English and Spanish. Supported by a 16-piece orchestra, this program introduces children to musical instruments, accompanied by a complementary storybook to continue the magic at home.
  • Sensory Friendly: We believe in creating an inclusive space for all. Our Sensory Friendly Concerts cater to individuals with sensory sensitivities, providing a comfortable and engaging experience. Join us for this interactive program, where little ones can dance and connect with the music, fostering a love for a symphony from an early age.
  • Youth Concerts: Ignite the passion for symphonic music in students from grade 3 onwards. Our Youth Concerts offer captivating journeys into diverse cultural landscapes, exploring their history, settings, and unique music. Aligned with educational standards, these concerts provide an enriching experience that sparks curiosity and creativity.
  • Canta y Baila Conmigo Concert Experience: Immerse your family in the vibrant traditions of Spanish-speaking countries through our interactive and bilingual Canta y Baila Conmigo Concerts. Experience another culture firsthand, fostering musical development and Spanish acquisition through playful interactions.

Affordable ticket prices ensure that these extraordinary experiences are available to all.

Afternoon: Just 30 minutes drive — Colorado Music Hall of Fame

You may not be familiar with the Colorado Music Hall of Fame if you have never been to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A short 30-minute drive from Denver, you will find it inside the Trading Post at Red Rocks. It is a great place to learn about all the musical Colorado history, including icons such as John Denver, Dianne Reeves, Judy Collins, and more that made Colorado their home and the start of their musical careers. Your family will enjoy a field trip learning about many of their musical heroes and their music’s impact on Colorado. Admission is free, and the museum is open most days from 10 to 5.

Evening: Colorado Symphony

The Colorado Symphony is a professional orchestra located in Denver, Colorado that has delighted audiences since its establishment in 1989. Experience the beauty of symphonic music at one of our many concerts or special events. Enjoy beautiful pieces from some of the world’s greatest composers performed by world-class musicians.

The symphony is located in the Boettcher Concert Hall, which offers incredible acoustics and an unforgettable experience. There are many different types of performances throughout the year, including classical masterworks, band collaborations, Movies at the Symphony,, family-friendly shows, and more. Don’t miss out on this amazing musical experience!

Create the Perfect Evening with Friends and Family Experience at The Colorado Symphony

Whether it is a family field trip or a date night with that special person, the Colorado Symphony offers a wide selection of programs to suit every musical taste. There is something for everyone, from the Music of Selena to Yoga with the Symphony. Holiday favorites are great for the entire family, while others may enjoy classical music. Colorado Symphony offers the music of Pink Floyd and Beethoven and everything in between. What better place to get away than a field trip to the Symphony?

Ticket prices vary, so check early for the best seating. Check out our virtual box office for selections.

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