2015-2016 Field Trips - Concerts for Young People

Educational concerts for young students 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 an array of online resources. Click on the titles below to learn more about each program and to preview teacher resources.

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Grades PreK-2nd

Music with a Purpose!

Joseph Young, conductor

February 26 (Lassiter High School)
March 10 & 16 (Atlanta Symphony Hall)
March 17th (Clayton County Performing Arts Center)

Additional Dates TBA

Performances at 10:00 AM & 11:15 AM

Music is everywhere around us and it fills many different roles in our lives. From listening, to dancing, celebrating, and to paying tribute, music is used to enhance the things we do every day.  Music with a Purpose promotes active listening while we explore the many relationships between music and the world we live in, with examples from a variety of fun and familiar orchestral selections.


Concert Program May Include:

Offenbach:      “Can-Can”
Saint-Saens:   “The Tortoise”, from Carnival of the Animals
Strauss:          Radetzky March
Traditional:      America the Beautiful
Plus additional selections

Approximately 40 minutes

Compose Yourself Grades 3-8


Joseph Young, conductor

October 14th-15th
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Performances at 10:00 AM & 11:40 AM

The ART of SOUND explores the qualities and science of sound, and how sound becomes music. Through a selection of major orchestral masterworks, students will become critical listeners and examine how sound is produced by the different instruments of the ASO and how this sound can be manipulated in pitch, tone, dynamics and rhythm to create a complete work of art that we “see” with our ears.

Approximately 50 minutes. 

Concert Program May Include:

Beethoven:      Symphony No. 5
Beethoven:      The Creatures of Prometheus Overture
Mendelssohn:   Scherzo from a Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bartok:            Romanian Dances
Tchaikovsky:    Symphony No. 4

Plus additional selections

Grades 6-12

Classical American Roots

Joseph Young, conductor

Grades 6-12
February 10-11, 2016
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Performances at 10:00 AM & 11:40 AM

During an 1893 visit to the United States, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák said, “The future music of this country must be founded upon what are called the African-American melodies.” His words were visionary, as many American and immigrant folk music traditions would find their way into the foundations of our country’s greatest orchestral music creations. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young will engage students as analytical listeners as they explore where we come from and how our musical roots have shaped who we are as Americans.

Approximately 50 minutes.

Concert Program May Include:

Dvorak:           Symphony No. 9
Dvorak:           American Suite
Sowande:        African Suite
Dawson:          Negro Folk Symphony

Traditional Spirituals

Reserve Your Tickets

All field trip concerts:

General Ticket - $8

Title I Ticket - $6