Don’t Miss Spartanburg Philharmonic’s Kid-Friendly Performance

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Thank you to Spartanburg Philharmonic for sponsoring this giveaway (note: giveaway over).

This performance by Spartanburg Philharmonic is the perfect way to introduce your kids to the orchestra.

Imagine the flash of light sabers as they clash together while the triumphant sound of the iconic Star Wars theme plays on.  Now, are you thinking you’re at the movies? You would be wrong. You’re actually at the Spartanburg Philharmonic’s The Music of John Williams Concert.

Lightsabers at an orchestra?

Yes, you got it. The Spartanburg Philharmonic is performing the music of John Williams, from Indiana Jones, to Star Wars and Harry Potter.  Better yet, they are performing it in a super kid-friendly concert where costumes, lightsabers, wands, lassos and the like are not only welcome, they are encouraged!

What could be better, you ask?  We have an exclusive discount code to help you get your tickets for an even better price. Use discount code Kid20 for 20% of tickets, Sunday only.


The Music of John Williams

The Spartanburg Philharmonic will perform The Music of John Williams on April 14th and 15th at Twichell Auditorium on the beautiful campus of Converse College. The program will consist of some of John William’s most memorable music, including music from Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

The Music of John Williams

Saturday, April 14th at 7pm


Sunday, April 15th at 2pm

Twichell Auditorium, Converse College

A 5 time Academy Award winner, John Williams has composed more than 100 film scores. He is known for the use of the full symphony orchestra in his scores, bringing the sounds of the symphony well beyond the concert hall and into theaters, cinemas and homes around the world.

Wear Your Costumes and Take a Selfie with Star Wars Characters

The Spartanburg Philharmonic will be selling, red, green and blue lightsabers in the lobby before the performance. They’ll be pre-loaded with fresh batteries and ready for adventure when the program begins. Yes, the lightsabers are welcome IN the auditorium, throughout the performance. Harry Potter glasses will also be available for purchase.

Bonus: Musicians will also be dressed up and Star Wars characters will be hanging out in the lobby for high-fives and pictures.

5 Tips and Tricks

  1. Performances are April 14 at 7 pm and April 15 at 2 pm.  The 2 pm performance was added especially with the nap times of young children in mind.
  2. It can be hard to judge when a child is old enough to attend something like an orchestra concert. This performance will have an intermission, so children will have an opportunity to get up and stretch their legs. And due to the nature of the event, seat wiggling (and light saber dancing) is completely acceptable. So, if your child can sit for a movie, they’ll probably be just fine here.
  3. One little thing to think about is how your child does with costumed characters.  Will he or she be frightened if they catch a glimpse of Darth Vador? Maybe a little talk about characters and costumes before you hop into the car will set your child’s mind at ease.
  4. Shorter children may prefer a seat in the balcony where they can get more of a birds-eye view of the performance, rather than trying to peek around the backs of heads on the bottom level.  However, you should note that the auditorium does not have an elevator going to the balcony. So if stairs are a problem, you’ll need a ground floor seat.
  5. Please note that food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium. If your child is thirsty you may offer them a drink in the lobby area of the auditorium.
  6. You can pre-order tickets online. Tickets for youth under 22 are 50% off, making tickets for youth $13-23 and adults $26-46.  Groups of 10 or more can receive 10% off when booking advance. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Giveaway – Closed

One lucky Kidding Around reader will win 4 tickets to see Spartanburg Philharmonic’s The Music of John Williams. Valid on the April 15, 2018, 2 pm performance.

This giveaway starts now and ends on April 4, 2018 at midnight.

  • You must be 18 or older and live in the USA to enter this giveaway.
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  • One entry per person per day.
  • We will contact the winner via the email address provided within three [3] days of the giveaway ending. The winner will have three [3] days (72 hours) to respond via email. If the winner does not respond within the three [3] days (72 hours), the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. Directions for claiming the prize will be given via email. A valid photo ID and/or mailing address may be required.
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Have your kids ever attended an orchestra concert before?

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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6 years ago

The music of John Williams is on constant rotation in our home! My family would love to attend this concert!

Jennifer Crawford
6 years ago

My son has never been to the orchestra but he LOVES Star Wars and this would be a great way to introduce him to amazing music.

Amanda P
6 years ago

This is AMAZING! My 5 year old son would be in orchestral heaven!!

6 years ago

I would love to introduce my boys to the orchestra through music like this. Would love to win this.

6 years ago

My children would love to attend this!

June Hill
6 years ago

We have never been to one of your concerts, but would love to!

6 years ago

Although my kiddos have not attended a indoor concert or orchestra before, my oldest has seen lots of plays at the peace center in Greenville with school. My youngest at four has claimed a movie theater as hers and loves the big screen.. Her first premiere night at the movies was Finding Dory and she’s been in love with the movies ever since.. we took her most recently to see the Last Jedi with her big brother. She loves Leia and Rey and thinks porgs are the cutest thing ever! So we were already thinking of seeing if we can… Read more »

Amanda P
6 years ago

My children have never been to an orchestral performance, but this is the perfect one for them!

6 years ago

My kids haven’t attended an orchestra concert before, but they love Peace Center shows.

Jamie Gillenwater
6 years ago

This looks fantastic!

6 years ago

I would be so excited to take my daughter!

6 years ago

Thanks for the info on this concert! My kids love kid-friendly concerts!!!

6 years ago

What Fun!

Jennifer Wilson
6 years ago

We have not been with the kids and this would be a great introduction for them!

Laura L Hintze
6 years ago

I have!

6 years ago

My boys have never attended an Orchestra Concert but would love it! We are very much into Star award and Harry Potter and my 3yr old LOVES instruments-he pretty much name everyone in an orchestra (thanks to Little Einstein😂)!

Tammy Barnoski
6 years ago

This would be great introduction concert to orchestral music!

6 years ago

My son loves Star Wars and plays it all the time on the piano. He would love a concert of John Williams!

6 years ago

Oh!! Wow! We’d love to experience this!

K Cook
6 years ago

No, my son hasn’t been and neither have I