Actor J. Damian Gillen makes an appearance as Franz Joseph Haydn on the 2012-13 YPC “Amadeus and Papa Haydn”
2013-14 YPC dates and program information
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Now available for public and accredited private schools only. Preference will be given to Title I schools and on a first come, first serve basis.
All programs are 50 minutes in length and are held at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Performance times are 9:45 am and 11:10 am.
Students answer trivia questions while taking their seats before a concert
What is a Young People’s Concert?
The San Antonio Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts have introduced area youth to live orchestral music since 1943. The Symphony firmly believes that music is a very important component of a child’s growth and development. Programs are designed to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) objectives in fine arts and a core subject area. Geared towards third, fourth, and fifth grade students, YPC’s engage students with carefully planned and highly-educational programs of music and lecture.
Students learn about music and its relationships to another core subject area during concerts
The interdisciplinary connection of our 2012-2013 YPC series was Social Studies. Through the series, History & Geography, students discovered music from different time periods and regions of the world while examining the cultural influences they drew upon and their impact in history. We are excited to announce the co-curricular theme for the 2013-2014 YPC Series: The Scientific Symphony. Among the concepts to be covered this year, students will explore the physics of sound through important symphonic music and relationships between sound and motion. Click here for YPC program information.
There will be six performances of each of four YPC programs for a total of 24 YPC performances during the 2013-14 season. Each program includes with an interactive component for attending students. A comprehensive Teacher’s Guide and a CD of concert selections are made available in advance to help teachers prepare students for the concert.
Approximately 30,000 students attended the 2012-13 Young People’s Concerts, of those almost 20,000 came from public schools and over 50% of those students come from low income and Title 1 schools, are of a minority background, and considered “at risk.” The Symphony makes a special effort to reach out to these students as we believe (in accordance with national studies) in the effect music can have on a child’s education, including better grades, lower dropout rates, and improved social skills. Click here to see more music education facts and statistics!
Students unloading buses at Laurie Auditorium
The Symphony recognizes that transportation costs and the price for admission are significant obstacles schools face in order to benefit from our educational programs. The Symphony addresses these problems by providing over $100,000 in scholarship funding to public schools each year, thanks to our generous donors. Scholarships cover up to 100% of the cost of tickets and also partial transportation costs to Young People’s Concerts for low-income and Title 1 schools, and many other schools that otherwise would not be able to attend. Click here for more information about ticket and transporation scholarship. Apply online for ticket scholarship to attend the 2013-14 series! [coming soon]
For any questions regarding Young People’s Concerts, please contact: Jeremy Brimhall
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Young People’s Concerts are generously sponsored by:
The National Endowment for the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts
Bexar County Department of Community Resources
George W. Brackenridge Foundation
Alfred S. Gage Foundation
Louis J. and Millie M. Kocurek Charitable Foundation
Sacks Charitable Trust
Texas Women for the Arts
Martha Ellen-Tye Foundation
Marjorie T. Walthall Perpetual Trust
Saint Susie Charitable Foundation
Valero Energy Corporation
Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation