Young People’s Concert Series

Actor J. Damian Gillen makes an appearance as Franz Joseph Haydn on the 2012-13 YPC "Amadeus and Papa Haydn"

Actor J. Damian Gillen makes an appearance as Franz Joseph Haydn on the 2012-13 YPC “Amadeus and Papa Haydn”

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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

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

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

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
(210) 554-1006
brimhallj@sasymphony.org

Special thanks to our donors for our Young People’s Concerts!

Access Midstream Musical Arts of San Antonio
Mr. Neville Anders Dan and Gloria Oppenheimer Fund of the SAAF
AT&T Ms. Anne Pearson
Mr. William C. Banzhaf and Mrs. Cathy J. Tschannen Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
Joe Barnhart Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jon Purdy
Beeville Concert Association, Inc. Ms. Lindsay Riley
Bexar County Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts String Residency Fund
Drs. Kenneth R. Bloom and Sheila Swartzman David and Betty Sacks Foundation
Mr. James S. Calvert Saint Susie Charitable Foundation
Charity Ball Association San Antonio Symphony League
Ewing Halsell Endowment Fund of the SAAF Mrs. Linda Nixon Seeligson
Friend of the San Antonio Symphony Louis H. and Mary Patricia Stumberg Foundation
Alfred S. Gage Foundation Ms. Georgina R. Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Gardner Target Foundation
Karen Gareca Texas Commission on the Arts – Arts Respond Project – Education
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Mr. David Tedesco
Greehey Family Foundation Texas Women for the Arts
Howard and Betty Halff Fund of the SAAF The  Isaiah 58 Fund – National Christian Foundation
Phoebe Hanson Mary Thomas
Lisa Hodges TMI- The Episcopal School of Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Hodges Tuesday Musical Club
Kris Howland Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation
Carol Lee Jones Education & Cultural Fund of the SAAF Gwynne Vosburgh
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kassai Libby Wardlaw
Louis J. and Millie M. Kocurek Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Wardlaw
Ms. Carolyn Lang Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Wiederhold
Mr. and Mrs. M. Scott Magers Zachry Foundation
Martha Mares Lebo Children’s Education Fund of the SAAF
Musical Arts of San Antonio
AT&T Dan and Gloria Oppenheimer Fund of the SAAF
William Banzhaf Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
Joe Barnhart Foundation Lindsay Riley
Beeville Concert Association, Inc. Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts String Residency Fund
Bexar County David and Betty Sacks Foundation
Charity Ball Association Saint Susie Charitable Foundation
Ewing Halsell Endowment Fund of the SAAF Louis H. and Mary Patricia Stumberg Foundation
Alfred S. Gage Foundation Target Foundation
Ms. Candice Gardner TCA – Arts Respond Project – Education
Karen Gareca David Tedesco
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Texas Women for the Arts
Greehey Family Foundation The  Isaiah 58 Fund – National Christian Foundation
Howard and Betty Halff Fund of the SAAF Mary Thomas
Phoebe Hanson TMI- The Episcopal School of Texas
Lisa Hodges Tuesday Musical Club
Kris Howland Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation
Carol Lee Jones Education & Cultural Fund of the SAAF Gwynne Vosburgh
Shery & Joe Kassai Libby Wardlaw
Louis J. and Millie M. Kocurek Charitable Foundation Zachry Foundation
Martha Mares Lebo Children’s Education Fund of the SAAF