Education & Community

Young People’s Concerts

Young People's Concerts

Each year, more than 20,000 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 downloadable curriculum which 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.

Reimbursement for adult tickets and bus fees are available for Title 1 schools; click here for more information.


Important Young People’s Concert Policies:

  • School groups are required a minimum ratio of 1 chaperone per 24 students.
  • Homeschool families are allowed a maximum of 10 students per reservation; families must register individually.
  • Please note: For security reasons, adult/chaperone tickets will NOT be available for purchase the morning of the concert – ticket sales will close TWO WEEKS in advance of each concert, so please be sure to make any updates to your reservation before that time.


2017/2018 SEASON:

Peter and the Wolf
Grades 3-4
Oct 11th
10:15 and 11:45 am concert times
Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless classic comes to life with the Nashville Symphony and live narration.
 
PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
ATTENTION: The October 20 concerts are SOLD OUT. To be placed on the wait list, fill out this form.

The Earth—An HD Odyssey
Grades 9-12
Jan 12th 10:15 am

High School students will get a special preview performance of the music and film before it opens to the public. Featuring music from John Adams’ electrifying Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Strauss’ epic tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, this concert will include stunning high-definition images of Earth taken from NASA missions.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 20th
 
PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Brass Family
Grades K-2
Feb 7th & 8th
10:15 and 11:45 am concert times
Explore the wonderful brass family of instruments with exciting pieces from Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Handy’s St. Louis Blues, and more!
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 20th
 
PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Composers of Hope
Grades 5-8
Feb 28 & March 1
10:15 and 11:45 am concert times
Through many hardships, obstacles, and persecution, even the very creation of art is an expression of defiance, survival, and most of all hope. Join us as we learn about some of the greatest composers in history, the obstacles they overcame, and the timeless music they gave to the world.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 20th
 
PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
 

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.

Payment is required within two weeks or 10 business days of your invoice date; if payment has not been received by the deadline, your reservation is subject to cancellation.




Young People's Concerts are made possible in partnership with