Teddy Bear Series
The Teddy Bear Concert Series is our newest program, made just for preschool & kindergarten students (ages 3-6). With a variety of programs in several locations, including the IMCPL Central Library, our goal is to reach families and their young children throughout Central Indiana. The Teddy Bear Series began in 2014 with The Giant's Violin, which introduces preschoolers to the string instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music.
The next program in the Teddy Bear Series, The Big Note, invites young children to move like trains and sway like trees as they participate in the adventure-filled story of a young boy’s search through a symphony orchestra to find the big note.
Our newest program, which will premiere in Spring 2017, is The Garden Symphony. An original story written by ISO violinist Victoria Griswold, The Garden Symphony highlights a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song. As with all Teddy Bear Series performance, children will be invited to engage in movement activities as part of the story.
Each program features five musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and narration by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.
All Teddy Bear performances are free and open to the public
Follow our new Teddy Bear Mascot, Leonard "Leo" Bearnstein on Instagram!
The ISO Teddy Bear Concerts are presented by
Riley Children's Health
Make a Gift
Help the ISO continue to perform over 200 concerts per year in Central Indiana. Donate now.
Rent the Hilbert Circle Theatre
Host your event at the Hilbert Circle Theatre, one of Indy's most beloved historical sites on Monument Circle.