Children’s concerts from all over the world

Three concert streams for children – from Stockholm, Porto and Hamburg.

Come on, let’s take a trip! The big European concert halls invite children all over Europe to join them on a musical journey – with three beautifully-staged online concerts in different languages.

The first stop is the Konserthuset Stockholm, where you can get to know the many exciting instruments of the orchestra. After that, the journey goes farther south, to Portugal, where the Casa da Música Porto plays the wonderful Carnival of the Animals for you. The last stage of the trip ends at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, where magical dream worlds await you. But see for yourself!

Go to the concert streams:
Konserthuset Stockholm (3 April, 14:00) 
Casa da Música Porto (4 April, 14:00)
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (5 April, 14:00)

An ECHO project

The concert streams are a joint project of the European Concert Hall Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO is a network of Europe’s leading concert halls, which have joined forces to cooperate on shared initiatives and ideas.

Konserthuset Stockholm

How it works: just click »Jetzt ansehen« in the window below to start the video.


Is it possible to see music, and to hear a picture? Yes: if you listen carefully in Trills and Dragon Ears, the double bass can be heard growling like a bear and the oboe gets a cobra to dance in Samarkand.

Lennart Hellsing is one of Sweden's most beloved children’s book authors. His wonderful story »Trills and Dragon Ears« helps us to become familiar with the many different instruments of the symphony orchestra. In the verses, we encounter everything from a knight’s tower to expansive beaches, dragon’s caves and the seasons, all set to the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén.

  • Performers

    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
    Ayla Kabaca presenter
    conductor Emilia Hoving

  • Programme

    Extracts from:

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Divertimento in D Major, KV 136

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

    Claude Debussy
    Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

    Hugo Alfvén
    Midsummer Vigil, Op. 19

    Jean Sibelius
    Karelia Suite, Op. 11

    Edward Elgar
    Variations on an Original Theme »Enigma«, Op. 36

    Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

    Camille Saint-Saëns
    Samson et Dalila

    Richard Wagner

    Edvard Grieg
    Peer Gynt, Op. 23

    Camille Saint-Saëns
    Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals)

    Modest Musorgsky
    Pictures at an Exhibition / arr. Maurice Ravel

Casa da Música Porto :Available until 6 April 2021

The Carnival of the Animals
The Carnival of the Animals © Casa da Música Porto

The Carnival of the Animals

The lion, the king of the jungle, opens the parade. He is followed by the hens and rooster, quick animals, slow tortoises, a huge elephant, leaping kangaroos, slithering snakes, characters with long ears, the cuckoo and other birds, the pianists, the fossils and the swan. »The Carnival of the Animals« is one of the most entertaining and charming works in the classical repertoire and an excellent way of finding out about the instruments in the orchestra.

  • Performers

    Factor E! concept

    Daniel Sousa
    Inês Lapa
    Joaquim Alves
    Óscar Rodrigues
    Tiago Oliveira

  • Programme

    Pietro Mascagni 
    Overture from »Le maschere« (The Masks)

    Camille Saint-Saëns 
    Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals)

    Aram Khachaturian
    Masquerade / Suite

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Somnia © Claudia Höhne


What is dream, what is reality? In »Somnia« music becomes a gateway to magical worlds. A highly original and imaginative concert with Ensemble Resonanz, featuring circus arts and music by composers from Anton Bruckner to Giacinto Scelsi.

  • Performers

    Ensemble Resonanz
    Daniele Contino circus artist
    Christian König circus artist
    Gregor Dierck musical arrangements
    Ricarda Schnoor lights
    Anna Kurz stage, costume
    Pietro Gaudioso assistant director
    Dan Tanson stage director

Mediatheque : More stories

Play Video

: Hamburg International Music Festival

From 6 May to 6 June 2021 the digital music festival offers a wide range of top concerts from the Elbphilharmonie.

Death and the Maiden
Play Video

Video on demand from 8 May 2021 : Death and the Maiden

2021 festival: The unconventional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja joins forces with the Camerata Bern to present a dark and imaginative concert film.

Paavo Järvi & NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Play Video

Video on demand from 8 May 2021 : Paavo Järvi & NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Musikfest 2021: Der estnische Stardirigent und das Orchester präsentieren Tschaikowskys hochromantische Streicherserenade und die selten zu hörende Zweite Sinfonie von Carl Nielsen.