Young People’s Concerts

YPC Photo

Young People’s Concerts, or “YPCs” as we like to call them, are performed for more than 10,000 area third through eighth grade students every fall and spring. These 40-minute programs feature the full Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and often utilize actors or dancers to fully illustrate the program. For many students, these fun and educational concerts represent their first exposure to live symphonic music.

2014-2015 SCHEDULE

November 4-6, 2014: Beethoven Lives Upstairs

January 27-29, 2015: Time for Three

Concerts are held at 9:45 am and 10:50 am each concert day. Ticket prices are $9 and $11.

Young People’s Concerts are  made possible by the following sponsors:

The Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation
The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation
The Lattner Family Foundation
Bank of America
Cox Communications
Robert and Gwen Tyler
Westar Energy Foundation
Winfield Consumer Products

MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS

Materials for our 2014-2015 Young People’s Concerts will be posted as they become available.

HOW TO ATTEND

Students register through their schools in early fall for both concerts. The cost for both concerts is $9 for students whose schools arrange their own transportation and $11 for students who ride buses arranged by the Wichita Symphony. Once registered, teachers receive instructional packets to utilize in preparing students for each program.

For more information, email YPC Coordinators:

  1. Anne Marie Brown
  2. Linda Johnson

at the Symphony, or call them at (316) 267-5259.

Kinderconcerts

Children receive their first introduction to the WSO in the form of Kinderconcerts. Members of the Wichita Symphony’s Graduate String Quartet perform free in-school concerts at every public elementary school in Wichita each year.

The programs are geared for Kindergarten through the second grade, and introduce students to classical music in a fun manner to illustrate the basics of music – melody, rhythm, etc. – using an entertaining story that appeals to children.

These programs are underwritten by the Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation.