Young People's Concerts

Registration for the 2019/2020 season will open on July 29th at 10AM

Due to high demand and attrition rates, school groups must have a Purchase Order Number to complete their reservation. Email education@nashvillesymphony.org with any questions.


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.

  • 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.
  • Home school groups must register as individual families only, with a maximum of 10 students and 3 adults.
  • 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.

Grades 5-12

Composing a Movement: Women in Classical Music

Learn about the vital but often forgotten histories of female composers in classical music, with works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, and Florence Price. Join the Nashville Symphony in celebrating the legacy these women created, and path they forged for composers and musicians today.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 10:15AM

Wednesday, October 2nd, 11:45AM

Tuesday, October 8th, 10:15AM

Tuesday, October 8th, 11:45AM

 

Grades 3-4

Montgomery Variations

Held during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this concert celebrating black composers will feature Margaret Bonds’ piece written in 1965 during the Selma-to-Montgomery Freedom March and dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program will include works by Florence Price, William Grant Still and W.C. Handy, along with pieces by living composers Adolphus Hailstork and Jessie Montgomery.”

Thursday, January 23rd, 10:15AM

Thursday, January 23rd, 11:45AM

Friday, January 24th, 10:15AM

Friday, January 24th, 11:45AM

 

Grades K-2

The Conductor’s Spellbook

Young Tony Stradivarius has found a book of spells—what will Tony and the orchestra discover when they open it? Learn all about the instruments of the orchestra, the conductor, and the musical magic they create in this interactive and exciting concert!

Wednesday, February 26th, 10:15AM

Wednesday, February 26th, 11:45AM

Thursday, February 27th, 10:15AM

Thursday, February 27th, 11:45AM

 

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 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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