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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 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 are their first experience with live symphonic music!

HOME Activities

If you are looking for activities or musically themed lessons for children who are unexpectedly home from school, browse these resources that we send to teachers prior to our Young People's Concerts! These activities are ideal for elementary aged children.

Provide a YPC Scholarship

By giving just $13, you can provide a scholarship for a student to attend two concerts!


2019-2020 Young People's Concerts

Thank you to all the students, teachers, and chaperones who joined us this season for two magnificent Young People's Concert productions, The Magic of Mexico and Beethoven Lives Upstairs!  Check this page periodically for updates on our 2020-2021 YPC programming.

2020-2021 Young People's Concerts

Save the Date!

Fall Young People's Concerts

November 17 - 19, 2020 (Programming TBA)

Spring Young People's Concerts

January 26 - 28, 2021 (Programming TBA)

How to Attend

Registration for the 2020-2021 season is not yet open. Please check this page periodically for updates. For inquiries regarding Young People's Concerts, contact:

Education & Community Engagement Manager | 316.440.7831
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
225 W Douglas Ave, Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202

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

Colin & Joan Bailey
Bank of America
Tom & Maggie Benefiel
Jackie & Hank Byars
The Sam & Rie Bloomfield Foundation
Capitol Federal Foundation
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
The Fred & Mary Koch Foundation
Lattner Family Foundation
Colby Sandlian
The Dwane L. & Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Fund
Women's Association of the Wichita Symphony

The Wichita Symphony receives funding for general operational support from the

YPC Materials

General YPC Materials
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