Generations of kids grew up listening to classical music on Bugs Bunny cartoons (how else would any of us know Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, a.k.a. The Da-Da-Da-Dum song?). These days kids grow up listening to the symphonic sounds of sci-fi blockbuster films and video games (hummed the Legend of Zelda theme song lately?). The Houston Symphony's Sounds Like Fun! concert series lets kids see just how such pulse-pounding music is made. The selections in this year's free family performance include John Williams's Star Wars Suite, the jaw-dropping excitement of Dvorak's ''Carnival Overture'' and the engaging narrated masterpiece that is Russell Peck's ''The Thrill of the Orchestra'' There’s also an instrument petting zoo on display, allowing kids to ''meet'' the orchestra instruments.
11 a.m. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. For information, call 713‑224‑7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. Free.
Mon., June 17, 2013