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 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. 

Important Young People’s Concert Policies

  • School groups are required a minimum ratio of 1 chaperone per 24 students.
  • Homeschool families must register individually and are allowed a maximum of 3 adult/chaperone tickets and 10 student tickets.
  • Parents, chaperones and bus drivers attending with a school group must purchase their ticket through their school.
  • Please note: For security reasons, adult/chaperone tickets will NOT be available for purchase on the morning of the concert. Ticket sales will close TWO WEEKS in advance of each concert, so please be sure to make any updates to your reservation before that time.


2017/2018 SEASON:

The Earth—An HD Odyssey
Grades 9-12
Jan 12 at 10:15 am

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. 

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


The Brass Family
Grades K-2
Feb 7 at 10:15 & 11:45 am
Note: The 10:15 am performance on February 8 is sold out

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!

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Composers of Hope
Grades 5-8
February 28 at 11:45 am
March 1 at 
10:15
Note: The 10:15 am performance on Feb. 28 is sold out.

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.

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

FAQs   Driving Directions   Bus Directions 

Browse Lesson Plans