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Early experiences with the arts for kids can lead to a lifetime of appreciation and joy for all of you. Columbus Symphony Orchestra seeks to kick off your kids’ passion for symphony with fantastic programming like this Sunday’s Fairy Tales and Dragons. So, mark you calendars for February 24 at 3 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre. And, look ahead to the Cares About Kids Concert scheduled for March 9. We’ve nailed down the details and have a family four-pack of tickets to give away to a lucky reader.

Fairy Tales and Dragons

Of course, the music will take center stage at this fantastic kid-focused performance. Get ready to hear music from Beauty and the Beast, How to Train Your Dragon, Frozen, Cinderella and more. Plus, kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairy tale character. So, dress up and head over at 2 p.m. for special pre-concert fun, including crafts, musical tattoos, instruments to play, and a super-fun “make your own dragon” craft from COSI. Then, settle in at 3 p.m. for the beautiful music. Tickets are only $8.50 for kids and $12.50 for adults, which is a great deal. Oh, and if your family loves nuts, consider stopping by The Peanut Shoppe before or after the performance for some nutty goodness. And, if you want a chance to win the family four-pack of tickets, email us at and let us know your favorite CSO performance for a chance to win.

Support Columbus Symphony Orchestra Programming

Then, on March 9, Columbus Symphony Orchestra holds their Cares About Kids Concert to raise funds for their education programs. Tickets start at just $25. So, make an evening of it. Things start at 6:30 p.m. with Children’s Ensemble performances and a silent auction. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the main concert begins. Enjoy selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Ravel’s Bolero, Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins and more. Following the concert, stick around for a champagne reception. You’ll have an amazing evening and can feel the glow of supporting education programs that serve over 23,000 children, teachers and families each year.