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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 will be implementing several policy changes to our YPC concerts for the 2016-17 Season. Find more information about these changes HERE.

Limited registration available. See below.




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. 

YPC 2: Grades 3-4 - Dancing through the Centuries
January 25 at 11:45 a.m.

This concert is sure to have your toes tapping! Featuring Haydn’s Minuet from Symphony No. 96, Bizet’s Danse Boheme from Carmen, Copland’s Hoe Down, and more, the Nashville Symphony will lead students in a dance through the ages.

The programs originally scheduled for January 18th and January 26th at 11:45 a.m. have been cancelled.

Our January 25, 10:15 a.m. and January 26, 10:15 a.m. concerts are now full


 

YPC 3: Grades K-2: The Power of Percussion!
March 1, 2 & 7 at 10:15 & 11:45 a.m.

Each school year, our kindergarten through second grade concert features one instrument family of the orchestra. This year, the percussion family is in the spotlight! The full orchestra will perform excerpts of some of percussion’s starring moments including Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Trepak from The Nutcracker, and Britten’s Percussion Variation and Finale.

Our March 2, 10:15 a.m. concert is now full.

 

High School Young People’s Concerts:

Our High School Young People’s Concerts will be formatted differently this season.
Instead of hosting a classical concert, the Nashville Symphony will be opening up two dress rehearsals exclusively to high school students. The dates and repertoire will be:
 
Thursday, October 27, at 10 a.m.:
Dvorak’s Othello Overture
Brahms’ Symphony No. 2
 
 

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