Young People's Concerts

The Toledo Symphony invites all students, parents, and teachers to experience music and learning at the beautiful Greek-inspired Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater.  These captivating 40-minute educational programs bring to life orchestral music of the highest quality—an experience you will not soon forget!  Step outside the walls of your classroom and open your students’ eyes and ears to a world of beauty that only live music can offer. 

 

Achieve Learning Standards

The Young People’s Concerts satisfy Ohio’s New Learning Standards in fine arts for music and other subject areas.  Students of all ages are welcome to attend these concerts, however students in 4th-6th grade will find them most educationally appropriate.


Mash-ups and Samples...Music and Recycling 

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 9:45am and 11:00am

We are mixing the old with the new in this toe-tapping, head boppin’, sure to please concert! New twists on old tunes is one way the TSO recycles. We are pleased to partner with O-I to get you and your students excited about recycling. Special guests include Glass City Steel from Toledo School for the Arts!  More details upon registration.
 

Program: 
Smith The Star-Spangled Banner
Wendel Swing Ludwig Swing
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor - Allegro con brio
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  Glass instrument improvisation
Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Pierpont/Sousa arr. Smith Jingle Bells Forever

 

Lift Ev'ry Voice: The Musical and Historical Legacy of the Underground Railroad

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 9:45am (SOLD OUT - please contact Rachel Zeithamel to be put on a waiting list) and 11:00am

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra along with additional community organizations are coming together to explore Toledo’s Underground Railroad history through music: the North Star Festival.  Special friends from our partners at the Lathrop House will be on hand to narrate and make history come to life. Features a screening of Unspoken by Henry Cole and a sing along of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing. Although the subject matter of the Underground Railroad is difficult, you will leave the concert feeling enlightened and empowered.

PROGRAM: 
Hailstork Oh Freedom from Three Spirituals for Orchestra
Copland John Henry
Dvořák  Symphony No. 9 - Largo (excerpt)
Trad. arr. Dankner             Wade in de'Water
Price Juba Dance from Symphony No. 1
arr. Burleigh Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Gerber Spirituals for String Orchestra (selections)
Johnson Lift Every Voice and Sing
Still Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, "Afro-American" (excerpt)

 

Make Your Reservation

Registration is open beginning Tuesday, August 15th. Students are $5 each and teachers and adult chaperones are free.


Public and Private School Groups

  1. Fill out the link to place your reservation
  2. You will receive a confirmation email which will give you access to general information, driving directions, drop-off and pick-up information, and a teacher guide designed to prepare your students for the concert experience
  3. Your school will receive an invoice for payment
  4. Your “ticket” will be emailed to you the week of the concert and will include your designated seating area. Be sure to print off enough for each chaperone in your group!


Homeschool Families and Groups

Please call the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000 to purchase your tickets with a credit card. Alternatively, return the order form and payment by mail. Check or credit card payment is due at the time of reservation.

Download the 2017-2018  Young People’s Concert Order Form

Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email which will give you access to general information, driving directions, drop-off and pick-up information, and a teacher guide designed to prepare your student for the concert experience.  Your “ticket” will be emailed to you the week of the concert and will include your designated seating area. Be sure to print off enough for each driver in your group!

Questions? Please contact Rachel Zeithamel at rzeithamel@toledosymphony.com or 419-418-0022.

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