The Akron Symphony Orchestra's popular Concerts for Kids series returns in May with The Little Engine That Could.

These 45-minute performances are geared toward children ages 2-6 and feature live music by the Akron Symphony Orchestra with visual storytelling by the Magical Theatre Company.

There are several concert dates to choose from, making it convenient to find a performance near you:

° May 9 and May 10 at the First Congregational Church in Hudson

° May 11 at the Lake Anna YMCA in Barberton

° May 12 at the Greensburg United Methodist Church in North Canton

° May 13 at The House of the Lord in Akron

° May 15 at the City of Joy Life Enrichment Center in Akron

° May 16 at Temple Israel in Montrose

General admission tickets for this family friendly event are just $5 for both children and adults. A ticket is required for every person through the door, regardless of age, and all attendees sit on the floor during the performance.

To order tickets, or for more information, visit or call the Symphony box office at 330-535-8131.