Local Classical Music Organizations Looking to Hook Fans Young
With Family Day just around the corner, spending more time with your loved ones is probably on your mind. And in Calgary we are very lucky with a plethora of family-friendly activities on the go, not only this weekend but year round.
But one little known way to engage with the arts as a family is by going to see a local concert at one of the many Calgary classical music organizations offering free admission for children under 12.
"Children should be encouraged to attend arts events, as they are our future artists, audience members, volunteers, and supporters," says Paul Grindlay, Artistic Director of Calgary Boys’ Choir. "Involving children is how we grow the community and stay relevant to future generations. Young parents may struggle with family schedules, budgets and the fact that their kids may not want to attend a whole concert. As such, having to buy tickets for everyone can exclude young families. And even if the parents want to attend on their own, the cost of a baby sitter may be prohibitive."