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. 


Upcoming Performances:

Monday, January 30 at 10:30am at Central Library - The Garden Symphony
Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am at Central Library - The Garden Symphony
Saturday, March 4 at 11am at Carmel Clay Public Library - The Giant's Violin
Saturday, March 18 at 11am at Johnson County Public Library (White River Branch) - The Garden Symphony
Saturday, March 25 at 10:30am at Central Library - The Garden Symphony
Saturday, April 1 at 11am at Johnson County Public Library (Franklin Branch) - The Giant's Violin
Tuesday, April 18 at 10:30am at Central Library - The Garden Symphony
Monday, April 24 at 11am at Avon Public Library - The Big Note
Friday, May 19 at 11am at Avon Public Library - The Garden Symphony

All Teddy Bear performances are free and open to the public

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The ISO Teddy Bear Concerts are presented by  

Associate Sponsors:


Riley Children's Health


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