2017/18 Season

Concerts for Young People

Musical Field Trips!

Introducing Stephen Mulligan, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's New Assistant Conductor! Maestro Mulligan will conduct all of the ASO's Concerts for Young People, beginning in the 2017/18 season. Concerts for Young People are regularly acclaimed by educators for their ability to inspire students and motivate learning. All concerts are aligned with state and national standards and supported through online resources.

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Pricing Information

• $8.50 – General Ticket
• $6.50 – Title I School Tickets

Grant subsidies are available for qualifying schools. If you wish to reserve multiple dates for field trips, please submit a separate reservation request for each date.

Requests & Additional Questions

For more information, please call Tiffany Jones at (404) 733-5034 or via email at Tiffany.Jones@atlantasymphony.org.

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Grades Pre-K – 2

Concerts for Young People: Storytime with the Symphony - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Storytime with the Symphony!

Performances at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Master Storyteller Mama Koku for an engaging musical experience as your students discover the wonders of the orchestra! The Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and String families will each share their unique sounds through some of the greatest stories of the symphony. Come meet the ASO and become life-long friends with music!

Approximately 45 minutes

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Clayton County Performing Arts Center
Note: 1 program at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Grades 3 – 6

Concerts for Young People: The Colors of Music - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Colors of Music

Performances at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.

This concert will introduce young audiences to the orchestra through an exploration of color through music and how we use visual art to illustrate these ideas. The orchestra will feature pieces like Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 to illustrate the dark and bright colors of a thunderstorm and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite to explore the muted colors of Impressionism. We also invite students to experience Stravinsky's Firebird paired with the artist Kandinsky to demonstrate how music depicts intensely contrasting bright colors. Maestro Mulligan is thrilled to complete this concert with Atlanta School of Composers member Christopher Theofanidis and his symphony Rainbow Body. We are excited to invite your students to become a part of this concert experience by creating art inspired by Rainbow Body (details will be provided).

Approximately 50 minutes

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Friday, December 15, 2017
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Grades 7 – 12

Concerts for Young People: The Quilt of American Music - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Quilt of American Music

Performances at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.

The Quilt of American Music will celebrate the diversity of American heritage and its influence on classical music. We invite you to experience Gould's American Salute before you visit Dvořák's take on spirituals and African American musical traditions in his Symphony No. 9. Next your students will be introduced to African American composer William Grant Still and the Afro-American Symphony No. 1. We will also include works by John Williams and Aaron Copland finishing off with the Atlanta Symphony's own resident composer and bassist Michael Kurth and his piece May Cause Dizziness.

Approximately 50 minutes.

Friday, February 2, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Added By Popular Demand
Friday, February 16, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Atlanta Symphony Hall

Support generously provided by Publix Super Markets Charities

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reserve tickets?
You can either click on the button above to make a field trip reservation online, or feel free to call Tiffany Jones at (404) 733-5034 or via email at Tiffany.Jones@atlantasymphony.org

Where is Atlanta Symphony Hall located?
Atlanta Symphony Hall is located on the Woodruff Arts Center Campus at 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. View on Google Maps

When is payment due?
Payment is due one month before your scheduled concert date.

What is your cancellation policy?
We require that all concerts must be cancelled before your payment due date or you will be responsible for the entire balance.

Can you increase your seats after the payment due date?
We welcome increases after the due date as long as capacity allows for it.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, checks, money orders, and cash.

Is there a minimum group requirement to attend Concerts for Young People?
There is no group minimum. We welcome all groups.

Are there special group rates?
Yes, for every 15 seats booked you will receive 1 complimentary seat to be used for adult chaperones.

Can we eat lunch on the Woodruff Arts Center campus?
Unfortunately we do not have the space to accommodate most large school groups. We suggest eating at Colony Square which is located across the street from the WAC Campus. Click here for more information.

Can I pay for my seats online?
Currently we do not collect payments online. We can however take credit card payments over the phone by calling Tiffany I.M. Jones @ (404) 733-5034.

Can our bus drivers attend the concert?
We offer complimentary seats to your school’s bus driver. We only ask that you instruct your driver to leave the hall to retrieve their bus 15 minutes before the end of the concert.

Is there a dress code?
We do suggest formal concert attire but that is only a suggestion and not a requirement.

Can I see the teacher study guides before I attend?
Yes. All study guides and download materials are available online here.

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