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 2019-2020 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.

Dates coming soon!

Call 757-892-6366 or email Robert Belford, rbelford@virginiasymphony.org, 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.

PIECE COMPOSER STUDENT PARTICIPATION
“Come to Play” Cabaniss Sing and Play
“Simple Gifts” (arr. Robert Maggio) Brackett Sing and Play
“New World” Symphony (arr. Thomas Cabaniss) Dvořák Play
“Ode to Joy” Play-Along Beethoven Sing and Play
“To Make Words Sing” Cabaniss Sing and Play
Finale from The Firebird Stravinsky Listen
“Oye” Jim Papoulis Sing

Link Up resources can be found at: https://www.carnegiehall.org/en/Education/Educators/Link-Up/Resources/The-Orchestra-Sings

Additional Information!

For more information, please contact our Manager of Patron Services and Sales, Robert Belford, at rbelford@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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