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 a 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 all state and local academic standards. Reimbursement for adult tickets and bus fees are available for Title 1 schools; click here for more information.

We have implemented several policy changes to our YPC concerts. Find more information about these changes HERE.




PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS:

  • If you are registering for a public or private school and are not able to purchase with a credit card, please call the box office to reserve tickets at (615) 687-6400.
     
  • If you are able to purchase tickets online, click “buy tickets” by the concert date and time you would like to attend.
     
  • Select the NUMBER OF ADULTS/CHAPERONES that will be attending. There must be a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 24 students for schools. So, if you are registering for 240 students, you must purchase at least 10 tickets. HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES ARE LIMITED TO 11 SEATS per group, so you will need to purchase at least 1 adult ticket per 10 students. All adults attending must have a purchased ticket.
     
  • After you have selected the number of adults/chaperones, click “ADD TO CART”
     
  • If the number of your students exceeds 240, add the first order and then click “CONTINUE SHOPPING” to add a second order.
     
  • Once you have all the adults in your cart, click “START CHECKOUT”
     
  • At this point, you may have to login or create a login. Follow the instructions to do so.
     
  • Once you are back on your order page, choose delivery option (please choose print-at-home or will call--we will not be able to mail these tickets)
  • If you are registering for a school and do not have a credit card to purchase tickets, please call the box office to process your order and pay by check. 


IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION, YOU MUST INCLUDE:

  • Name of school
  • Total number of students
  • Total number of adults
  • Total number of school buses (if applicable)
  • Fill out payment information and place your order. 
If you have any questions, call the box office at (615) 687-6400. 

Registration will open in the beginning of August.

2017/2018 SEASON:
 
Peter and the Wolf
Grades 3-4
Oct 11th & 20th
10:15AM and 11:45AM concert times
Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless classic comes to life with the Nashville Symphony and live narration.
 
The Brass Family
Grades K-2
Feb 7th & 8th
10:15AM and 11:45AM 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!
 
The Earth—An HD Odyssey
Grades 9-12
Jan 12th 10:15AM
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.
 
Composers of Hope
Grades 5-8
Feb 28 & March 1
10:15AM and 11:45AM 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS:

  • Click “buy tickets” by the concert date and time that you would like to attend.
     
  • Select the NUMBER OF ADULTS/CHAPERONES that will be attending. There must be a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 24 students for schools. So, if you are registering for 240 students, you must purchase at least 10 tickets. HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES ARE LIMITED TO 11 SEATS per group, so you will need to purchase at least 1 adult ticket per 10 students. All adults attending must have a purchased ticket.
     
  • After you have selected the number of adults/chaperones, click “ADD TO CART”
     
  • If the number of your students exceeds 240, add the first order and then click “CONTINUE SHOPPING” to add a second order.
     
  • Once you have all the adults in your cart, click “START CHECKOUT”
     
  • At this point, you may have to login or create a login. Follow the instructions to do so.
     
  • Once you are back on your order page, choose delivery option (please choose print-at-home or will call--we will not be able to mail these tickets)
     
  • If you are registering for a school and do not have a credit card to purchase tickets, please call the box office to process your order and pay by check. 


IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION, YOU MUST INCLUDE:

  • Name of school
  • Total number of students
  • Total number of adults
  • Total number of school buses (if applicable)
  • Fill out payment information and place your order. 
If you have any questions, call the box office at (615) 687-6400. 

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.


Young People's Concerts are sponsored by