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 more. The content of each concert is geared toward specific grade levels (K-2, 3-5, and 6-12), and meets both fine arts and academic Tennessee state standards. 


  • Due to high demand and attrition rates, school groups (public, private, and charter) must provide a Purchase Order Number to complete their reservation. Email  [email protected]with any questions. 
  • 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. We cannot accept individual payments for adult tickets. 
  • Home school groups (including private co-ops and tutorials) 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. Please contact [email protected] with inquiries. 


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.

2023-2024 SEASON  


Past performances


The Magic of Music & Film

Grades 6-12 

October 4 10:15AM

October 5 10:15AM

The Nashville Symphony and Belcourt Theatre are teaming up to present this one-of-a-kind, interactive program! Explore all the ways music brings life to film with tone, genre, instrumentation, character themes, and more. 

Philharmonia Fantastique 

Grades K-2 

January 24 10:15AM 

January 25 10:15AM

Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra is a GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-media concerto from composer Mason Bates accompanying an animated film by a multi-Oscar-winning creative team. Guided by a magical Sprite, the families of instruments in the orchestra overcome their differences to demonstrate “unity from diversity” in a spectacular finale. 

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Grades 3-5 

February 29 10:15AM & 11:45AM

The Nashville Symphony is partnering with Carnegie Hall to produce Link Up: The Orchestra Sings! This program introduces students in grades 3–5 (ages 8-12) to the orchestra by helping them to become a part of it. Students all over the country and around the world come together with their local orchestras to learn about, listen to, and perform great music. More information coming soon! 

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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