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Nashville Symphony Young People’s Concerts

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Free music by the Nashville Symphony for local K-12 students at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Plus, an educational curriculum to enhance the experience.

The Nashville Symphony offers several educational opportunities for local kids throughout the year. Specific to school kids in grades K – 12 are the Young People’s Concerts.

Each installment is free for public, private and homeschool students. Tickets are $10 for chaperones and teachers. The 2017-2018 Young People’s Concert schedule is as follows:


Oct. 11 & 20
10:15 & 11:45 a.m.
Grades 3 – 4
Sergei Prokofiev’s classic comes to life with the Nashville Symphony and live narration.

Feb. 7 – 8
10:15 & 11:45 a.m.
Grades K – 2
Nashville Symphony introduces kids to the brass family of instruments by performing pieces from Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture,” Coplands “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” and more.

Jan. 12, 2018
10:15 a.m.
Grades 9 – 12
High definition images of Earth taken from NASA missions are the backdrop to music by John Adams and Strauss.

Feb. 28 & March 1, 2018
10:15 & 11:45 a.m.
Grades 5 – 8
The Nashville Symphony performs music by composers who overcame great obstacles to create the timeless music they gave to the world.

In addition to the free concerts for concerts, Nashville Symphony provides a downloadable curriculum that teachers and homeschool parents can access. The curriculum includes lesson plans, music selections and the “Let’s Go to the Symphony” video. The educational content meets all state and local academic standards.

Registration is required for each concert, and it will open in late August/early September. For more info, call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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