Members of the SAWS Education team present scientific information about the hydrologic cycle in the The Water Cycle Young People’s Concerts, February 2014.
2014-15 YPC dates and program information
As of Aug. 15, 2014, Young People’s Concerts tickets will be free-admission to all groups in the community, including public, private, charter and home school groups and families!
Prior reservation required. Please reserve using the link below. Reservations and seating are first come, first serve. Preference will be given where possible to 2nd – 5th grade and schools with Title I status.
Now available! Please note: this link will take you to Eventbrite.com in order to complete your reservation.
All programs are 50 minutes in length and will be held at the H-E-B Performance Hall of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, formerly the Municipal 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 2012-13 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. Through the 2013-14 YPC Series: The Scientific Symphony, students were invited to explore the physics of sound through important symphonic music and relationships between sound and motion. New this year as we move into the new Tobin Center for the 2014-15 season, each YPC concert program will reflect a different co-curricular theme. Click here for YPC program information.
A total of six performances will be offered for each of four YPC programs during the 2014-15 season. Each program includes 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. To view past and current Teacher’s Guide and resource materials, please visit the Teacher’s Lounge.
Nearly 30,000 students attended the 2013-14 Young People’s Concerts, of those, approximately 24,000 came from public schools, over 50% of which came from low income and Title 1 schools, are of a minority background, or are 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 and districts 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 transportation scholarship.
For any questions regarding Young People’s Concerts, please contact: Jeremy Brimhall, Director of Education
(210) 554-1006 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to our Young People’s Concert Series funders!
||Musical Arts of San Antonio
|Mr. Neville Anders
||Dan and Gloria Oppenheimer Fund of the SAAF
||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
||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
||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
||TMI- The Episcopal School of Texas
|Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Hodges
||Tuesday Musical Club
||Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation
|Carol Lee Jones Education & Cultural Fund of the SAAF
|Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kassai
|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
|Martha Mares Lebo Children’s Education Fund of the SAAF