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Young People’s Concerts

Young People’s Concerts, or “YPCs” as we like to call them, are performed for area third through eighth grade students every fall and winter, reaching approximately 24,000 students and their teachers each year. These 40-minute programs feature the full Wichita Symphony Orchestra and often utilize actors or dancers to illustrate the program. For many students, these fun and educational concerts represent their first experience with live symphonic music!

2018-2019 Young People's Concerts

November 13-15, 2018: PROJECT Trio

Peter Seymour, double bass
Greg Pattillo, flute
Eric Stephenson, cello
Wichita Symphony Orchestra

“PROJECT Trio is packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise!” 
- Downbeat Magazine

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.


January 15-17, 2019: Tchaikovsky Discovers America 

Classical Kids Live!
Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Based on the actual historical event, this story tells of the great composer’s arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his famous trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise encounter with a young American girl, Jennie, reveals much about Tchaikovsky – his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting. This is a poignant story of the meeting of old world influences and new world experiences; a tale of contrast, courage and classical music.

How to Attend

Registration for the WSO's 2018-2019 Young People's Concerts will open in August. To inquire about YPC programming and registration, please contact:

Tiffany Bell
Education & Community Engagement Manager
tbell@wso.org
(316) 267-5259 ext. 105

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Cost to Attend

Pricing for our 2018-2019 Young People's Concerts is not available at this time. Please check back periodically for updates.

YPC Materials

General YPC Materials

Young People's Concerts are made possible by the generous support of

Bank of America
The Sam & Rie Bloomfield Foundation
Henry & Jacquelyn Byars
Cox Communications
Husky Liners
The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation
The Lattner Family Foundation
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
Colby Sandlian
The Westar Energy Foundation

The Wichita Symphony receives funding for general operational support from the

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