Young People’s Concerts
The Young People’s Concert series is an integral part of the Symphony’s education program. Annually, the Virginia Symphony reaches over 25,000 students in eleven different school districts as well as students in private schools and home school environments.
The goals of these concerts are to:
- Introduce symphonic music
- Introduce the instruments of the orchestra
- Tie musical arts to the schools’ core curriculum supporting the Virginia State Standards of Learning
The 2018-2019 Young People’s Concert series will feature Carnegie Hall’s “Link Up” program, which will engage students by encouraging them to play instruments and sing along with the orchestra from their seats. Click the links below for these helpful resources on Carnegie Hall’s Website: the teacher guide, student workbook, downloadable music, and classroom presentation resources. Because students are encouraged to sing or play along from their seats, we recommend using the Student Workbook, Teacher Guide, and Listening Tracks. Professional development for teachers using the Link Up curriculum will made available throughout the school year.
The Young People’s Concerts that will be open to group reservations are scheduled for the following dates and may be reserved by clicking the desired showtime by location.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Sandler Center for Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 10:15AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 11:30AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 11:45AM
Call 757-892-6366 or email Carolyn Dunn-Buying, email@example.com, to receive a special link for ticket purchase.One complimentary chaperone ticket may be added to your order for every ten student seats purchased. Additional adult tickets may be added to the order for $5 each.
|“Come to Play”||Cabaniss||Sing and Play|
|“In the Field Stood a Birch Tree”||Traditional||Sing and Play|
|Symphony No. 4, fourth movement||Tchaikovsky||Listen|
|“Anvil Chorus”||Verdi||Sing and Play|
|“Dance of the Adolescents” from The Rite of Spring Excerpt||Stravinsky||Listen|
|“Mars” from The Planets||Holst||Listen|
|“Ode to Joy”||Beethoven||Sing and Play|
|“Thanks to the Orchestra”||Cabaniss||Listen|
|West Side Story: Cool and Mambo||Bernstein||Sing, Dance, Snap|
Link Up resources can be found at: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Educators/Link-Up/Resources/The-Orchestra-Rocks
For more information, please contact Carolyn Dunn-Buying our Manager of Education and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a volunteer!
The Virginia Symphony needs your help! Volunteers at each of our performances lead students in participation, act as ushers, and direct students from the buses into the hall. If you are interested in joining the VSO team for this or any other performance, contact Hannah Baumer at email@example.com.
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