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 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
October 5 10:15AM & 11:45AM
October 6 10:15AM & 11:45AM

Young Tony Stradivarius has found a book of spells—what will Tony and the orchestra discover when they open it? Learn all about the instruments of the orchestra, the conductor, and the musical magic they create in this interactive and exciting concert! 

What is Jazz?
Grades 3-8
March 1 10:15AM & 11:45AM
March 2 10:15AM & 11:45AM
March 3 10:15AM & 11:45AM

Join the Nashville Symphony and guest artists, including renowned jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe, as they explore the connections between jazz and classical music through blues, swing, and improvisation. We are proud to partner with Jazz at Lincoln Center in the creation of lesson plans and professional development sessions for teachers. More information coming soon!  

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. 


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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