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!
In order to access Carnegie Hall’s materials online, you must first create a free login here.
For more information, please contact James Justice 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.
Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23 Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg Friday, June 22 7PM | Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (Main Stage) 8:30PM | New Commonwealth Quartet (Second Stage) 9:15PM | Alison Krauss (Main Stage) Saturday, June 23...
Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Inn at Warner Hall, Gloucester | 6:30 - 9:30 PM Enjoy a relaxing evening of VSO Jazz with guest vocalist Elijah Rock! Catering provided by Waypoint Seafood & Grill. $1000 Table (seats 8). Long-dedicated to upholding and aligning himself with...
July 12th, 2018 | Neptune's Park (31st Street / Atlantic Avenue) | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Symphony by the Sea Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air for...
July 26, 2018 | Neptune's Park (31st Street / Atlantic Avenue) | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Symphony by the Sea Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air for magical...