Young People's Concerts

Due to high demand and attrition rates, school groups (public, private, and charter) must have a Purchase Order Number to complete their reservation. Email with any questions.

Each year, thousands of students attend Young People's Concerts at the Nashville Symphony. FREE for students grades K-12 and $10 for chaperones and teachers, these concerts are open to public, private, and home schools, and offer a comprehensive educational experience that enriches in-school learning. Participating teachers receive access to a downloadable curriculum that includes lesson plans, music selections, and the “Let's Go to the Symphony” video. The content of each concert is geared toward a specific grade level (K-2, 3-4, 5-8 and 9-12), and meets both fine arts and academic Tennessee state standards.

  • School groups are required to have a minimum ratio of 1 chaperone per 24 students. All adults attending must purchase their tickets through the school reservation.
  • Home school groups (including private co-ops and tutorials) must register as individual families only, with up to 9 students and 1 to 3 adults for a total of 10 tickets maximum.
  • For security reasons, adult tickets will NOT be available for purchase on the morning of the concert. Ticket sales will close TWO WEEKS in advance of each concert.
  • Title 1 schools are eligible to apply for ticket funding and bus reimbursement. NOTE: Ticket and bus funding is no longer available for the 21-22 season.


NOTE: Each individual school is responsible for ordering its own buses. Parking directions for One Symphony Place will be sent to you prior to the concert. We will also email you a link for a downloadable curriculum that includes lesson plans, activities and music selections pertaining to the specific concert you are attending.

2022-2023 SEASON

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The Conductor's Spellbook
Grades K-2

This concert has already occurred. See below for upcoming concerts.

Jazz Transformations
Grades 3-8

Ever wonder what happens when Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker meets Duke Ellington? Explore Duke Ellington’s interpretation of the classic ballet with the Nashville Symphony, Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, and famed jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe as they demonstrate how jazz transforms this classical ballet score into something entirely new and equally magical.

A recording of Jazz Transformations will be available to stream for free in late March. Stay tuned for details!

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The Jonah People
Grades 9-12

April 12, 7:00PM

High School students are invited to attend an exclusive open dress rehearsal for The Jonah People, a thrilling new work commissioned by the Nashville Symphony.

Few artists have conveyed the Black experience in America as movingly and as powerfully as Hannibal Lokumbe. Skillfully bringing together jazz, blues, gospel, opera, orchestral and choral music, this legendary trumpeter and composer will premiere his most expansive and ambitious project yet, The Jonah People. Featuring a cast of six vocalists, nine actors, a full chorus, a jazz quartet and an African drumming ensemble, this monumental production will bring the community together in a celebration of music, artistry and Black voices. 

WARNING: This piece includes scenes based on historical events in the United States regarding slavery and the Black experience in America. Scenes of sexual and racial violence may be alluded to or depicted. 

Please click the date & time links below for home school family registration:

Please note: home school tutorial/co-op participants must register as individual families.


Click here for public/private/charter school registration:



Exchange and Payment Policy

To accommodate groups on our wait list, all cancellations and exchanges must be made 30 days prior to the date of the performance. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after that time. Please note that this policy differs from the Nashville Symphony's standard concert ticket exchange policy.

Payment is required no later than 45 days prior to the date of the performance; if payment has not been received by the deadline, your reservation will be cancelled. Payment extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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