Young People's Concerts

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.

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

2018/2019 SEASON:

Registration for the upcoming season's Young People's Concerts will open July 30th at 10:00 AM.


Sound Lab with the Symphony
Grades 5-8
October 23 & 24, 2018 
10:15 & 11:45 AM

Explore physics and the scientific method with guest conductor Dr. Freakuency and his trusty lab assistant, Bunsen! Get crazy with science and music with time-tested classics like Rossini's Barber of Seville and Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man.

Symphony in Space
Grades 3-4
January 24 & 25, 2019
10:15 & 11:45 AM

Cadet Enrico is finishing his flight training on the Sonic Spaceship! Explore works by Holst, Wagner, and Beethoven and more as you navigate the solar system with Enrico and orchestra.  

Beep Beep! The Orchestra Goes on a Field Trip
Grades K-2
February 27 & 28, 2019 
10:15 & 11:45 AM

Fasten your seatbelts, this isn't your ordinary field trip! Buzz through the brass, swing through the strings, whiz through the woodwinds, and parade through the percussion as you take a ride through all the instrument families of the orchestra. You didn't hear orchestras like this at your old school!


High School Young People's Concerts
This season, high schoolers are invited to attend our Coffee & Classics Series! Pricing will remain the same as all Young People's Concerts.

Haydn's London Symphony
October 12, 2018
10:30 AM

Cosmos - An HD Odyssey
January 11, 2019
10:30 AM

Spanish Nights
March 22, 2019
10:30 AM


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. 

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 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.

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