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.

 

Ellis Island: The Dream of America 

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand, come celebrate the historic immigrant experience and the American dream with Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Innovative in its format, Ellis Island brings elements of the live theatre and multimedia into the Peristyle, employing authentic actors and more projected historical images from the Ellis Island archives than ever before.

Ellis Island captures the emotions, elation and uncertainties of America’s epic immigrant experience—an experience that is still relevant today. This event is perfect for audiences of all ages and something you won’t soon forget!

 

Program: 
Smith The Star-Spangled Banner
Boyer Ellis Island: The Dream of America

 

Music from the Heart

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM 

Not just a symbol of love and romance, the heart pumps life-giving blood through our bodies by steady rhythmic contractions. Like the heart, music also has its own pulse that aligns all components of a piece—instruments, singers, and sometimes, even dancers! In this program, we explore the parallels between science and music of the heart with a cross-curricular show featuring special guests including dancers from Toledo Ballet, and high-definition video. Spend your Valentine’s Day with the Toledo Symphony and experience the power of the beat!

 

PROGRAM: 

Smith

Star Spangled Banner

Menken

Beauty and the Beast

Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” Mvm’t. 1
Allegro ma non troppo

Saint-Saëns          

Tortues (Tortoises) from Carnival of the Animals           

Offenbach

Overture to Orphée aux enfers:
Finale – Can-can

Tchaikovsky

Chocolat (Chocolate) from The Nutcracker

Gerber

Spirituals for String Orchestra (selections)

Bizet

Habanera from Carmen

Saint-Saëns

Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

 

Make Your Reservation

Registration is open beginning Wednesday, 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. An invoice will be sent to you via email
  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 2018-2019 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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