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

Orchestra Opposites


February 24, 25, 26 and April 14, 15, 16, 2015
Performances at 10am & 11:40am


In Orchestra Opposites, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Joseph Young will lead students to sharpen their listening and focus skills while identifying opposites in music, moving with and even conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Repertoire includes The Marriage of Figaro, William Tell Overture, and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy melody. Curriculum connections include ties to literacy and language arts. Study guides will be available in the Fall. Approximately 45 minutes.


Compose Yourself
Grades 3-8

SPACE: Music of the Universe -


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Lassiter High School Performances:
  • Dec 5th 10am
  • Dec 9th 10am and 11:40am
  • Dec 11th 10am
  • Dec 12th 10am and 11:40am
  • Feb 11the 10am and 11:40am

In this concert, explore music inspired by the universe, including Gustav Holst’s The Planets, John Williams’ Star Wars, and the winning composition from the ASO’s 2014 Next Generation Student Composition Contest. ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young will lead young space explorers on an out-of-this-world adventure with connections between music, science, and literacy curriculum. Approximately 50 minutes.


Grades 6-12

The History of Struggle


February 10 & 17, 2015 at Atlanta Symphony Hall
February 12, 2015 at Lassiter High School
Performances at 10am & 11:40am


Abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” What better time than Black History Month to present this new concert, The History of Struggle. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young will perform music that was inspired by the triumph over struggle. Repertoire includes Lincoln Address, Schindler’s List, and John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare. Celebrate the heroes of history through music! Curriculum connections include ties to literacy and social studies. Approximately 50 minutes.