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.

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.

 

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 location/showtime below.

One complimentary chaperone ticket will be provided for every ten student seats purchased.  Additional adult tickets may be added to the order for $5 each.

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

Holiday Brass • 12/12-12/15

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 7:30PM | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center , Norfolk Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7PM | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg Saturday, December 16 | 4PM...

Handel’s Messiah • 12/14-12/16

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 8PM |Regent University, Virginia Beach Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | First Baptist Church Newport News, Newport News Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8PM | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk Adam Turner conducts the Virginia Symphony...

A Roman Holiday • 1/19-1/21

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Share the warmth of the seven hills of Rome...

SUPER HEROES! • 1/27

Saturday, January 27, 2018| 3 PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Put on your super suit for a super epic adventure! The VSO, side-by-side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from your favorite superhero movies like Superman, Batman,...