Concert Hall Series
Our Concert Hall Series has been the heart of Children’s Concert Society since 1947. Through this series, students have the opportunity to experience sights and sounds that can only fully be appreciated in a concert hall. Concerts are held at the Akron Civic Theatre and last approximately 45 minutes and will be preceded by age appropriate music played on the historic Mighty Wulitzer. For the 2017- 2018 Concert Hall Series we are happy to present Neos Dance Theatre and The Dancing Wheels Company. Read more about how these performances tie into your curriculum and offer an enriching afternoon of arts education for students.
Pre-register your school by submitting the form to Children’s Concert Society. Cost is $5 per student. Limited scholarships are available for students who cannot pay the entire admission fee. Principals, please call our office 330-972-2504 to discuss scholarship needs.
Concerts are selected by a core committee of representatives from CCS, the music coordinator for the Akron Public Schools, and representatives from the performing organization conform to the state curriculum guidelines for the grade levels involved. CCS prepares Teacher Manuals which are designed to assist the teacher in preparing his/her class for the concert hall experience and for the particular program that has been designed for them.
Neos Dance Theatre / “Creole Cinderella”
October 18 & 19, 2017
Grades Four through Eight
Curriculum Connection: History, Science
The Fall Concert Hall Series will take place on October 18 and 19, 2017. Students in Grades 4-8 will attend performances by Neos Dance Theatre. The program, “Creole Cinderella” will be staged in New Orleans with a live Dixieland Band on stage. Neos is the premiere ballet and contemporary company serving communities throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Dancing Wheels Company
“Daring to be Dumbo” April 17 & 18, 2018
Grades K through Three
Curriculum Connection: Language Arts, Anti-Bullying
The Spring Concert Hall Series will take place on April 17 and 18, 2018. Students in Grades K-3 will attend performances by The Dancing Wheels Company. The program, “Daring to Be Dumbo”, is a reimagining of the original story where Dumbo is now a young girl who is bullied and exemplifies turning differences from weaknesses into strengths. Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company utilizing the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities and is considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the US.
Countdown To The First Concert Hall Performance
Frequently Asked Questions
What if students can't afford admission?
Scholarships are available for students who cannot pay the entire admission fee. Please call our office 330-972-2504 to discuss scholarship needs so that we can determine the scholarship fee.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes! Thanks to the generosity of foundations and donors Children’s Concert Society is able to arrange and cover the cost of transportation for school groups ca
What is your refund policy?
We offer refunds on a case by case circumstances. Please call 330-972-2504 if you are not able to use your reservations. Our goal has always been to create an enriching musical opportunity for students.
The Children's Concert Society is a non-profit educational, volunteer organization founded in 1947. Our purpose is to foster music appreciation in the youth of the community by providing opportunities to experience the beauty of fine, live musical performances.