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
- Foster relationships between symphony orchestras and their local schools
The 2021-2022 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. Professional development for teachers using the Link Up curriculum will made available throughout the school year.
The curriculum’s theme changes annually, and this coming year we will present “The Orchestra Moves”, which focuses on the movement of sound within an orchestra, as well as how music moves us both physically and emotionally.
Brasil, for orchestra by Ary Barroso arranged by John Wasson: https://soundcloud.com/user-309415032/brasil-wasson-clip?utm_source=filarmonika.com&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fuser-309415032%252Fbrasil-wasson-clip
For more information, please contact our Director of Education, Helen Martell, at email@example.com.
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 Kristen Bennington at firstname.lastname@example.org.