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!
By giving just $13, you can provide a scholarship for a student to attend two concerts!
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.
The registration deadline for the WSO's 2018-2019 Young People's Concerts has passed. To inquire about YPC programming and registration, please contact:
Education & Community Engagement Manager
(316) 267-5259 ext. 105
Out of Town Schools
Bank of America
The Sam & Rie Bloomfield Foundation
Henry & Jacquelyn Byars
The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation
The Lattner Family Foundation
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
The Westar Energy Foundation
The Wichita Symphony receives funding for general operational support from the