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 2017-2018 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 beginning preparation 3 – 4 months before attending the concert using the Student Workbook, Teacher Guide, and Listening Tracks below. 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.

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.

Check out the video below to learn more about our online reservation process!

 

Sandler Center

Virginia Beach

February 8th, 11:45 AM 

Ferguson Center

Newport News

February 13th, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Chrysler Hall

Norfolk

February 28th, 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM

 

 

 

In order to access Carnegie Hall’s materials online, you must first create a free login here.

Additional Information!

For more information, please contact James Justice our Manager of Education and Community Engagement at jjustice@virginiasymphony.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 hbaumer@virginiasymphony.org.

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