Teddy Bear Concert Series

The Teddy Bear Concert Series is designed specifically for children ages 3-7, introducing them to the instruments of the orchestra through storytelling, movement, and live music.

Teddy Bear Concert Series Calendar

2023-2024 Season

*These performances are part of the Central Library’s Family Concert Series

Saturday, May 18 – 11am The Big Note Johnson County Public Library – White River Branch
Saturday, June 8 – 11am The Giant’s Violin Indianapolis Public Library – Haughville Branch
*Sunday, July 21 – 3pm The Big Note Central Public Library



Some highlights...

The ISO has served over 10,000+ children with the gift of music since the start of the program.
Our 5 Teddy Bear programs introduce 18 different instruments from the symphony orchestra!
3 Teddy Bear books are available for purchase now online and at every performance!
The Teddy Bear Concert Series won The Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service in 2019.
All performances are FREE and open to the public. *Registration may be required. Stuffed friends are always welcome!
All Teddy Bear books at 100% made in Indiana!

Teddy Bear Concert Series Programs

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The Garden Symphony

The Garden Symphony is the story of a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song.

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Monkey's Jungle Jam

Monkey's Jungle Jam is the story of a monkey's search through a jungle to find musical friends.

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The Runaway Strings

The Runaway Strings is a story of a quartet of string instruments who run away to search for adventures to bring home to their audience.

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The Giant's Violin

The Giant’s Violin is the story of a boy who believes a giant and his violin are living in the attic above him.

The Big Note

The Big Note is the story of a young boy’s search through a symphony orchestra to find a big note he hears at a concert.