Imaginative programming created for students in third through fifth grades
Presented for more than 10,000 students in two venues
One-hour concerts with music and stories selected for younger ears
Narration and exciting visual elements such as video projections, props, special lighting, costumes and peer guest artists
Audience participation: Sing along to Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, compare steady beat and rhythm and clap the syncopated rhythm of Piazzolla’s Libertango
Highlights: Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm; Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major; Beehoven’sSymphony No. 7, II. Allegretto; Kodály’s V. Intermezzo from Háry János Suite; The Irish Washerwoman arranged by Leroy Anderson; Piazzolla’s Libertango; Jota (Final Dance) from Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat; and Flight to Neverland from Hook by John Williams
Guest artists: The University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble
Teacher’s Guide and audio excerpts provided by the KSO for advance student preparation
Two Venues To See This Show
Knoxville Civic Auditorium –
Groups of 50 or more: Online reservations available in August, 2020
Groups smaller than 50: Reservations for 2020 beginning in August, 2020. Please call 865-291-3310 to make a reservation.
Please confirm your group numbers prior to your call. You will be asked to pay for your group when your reservation is made and no exchanges or refunds are offered for these tickets.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:00* a.m.
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are $6.25 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students. Groups of fewer than 50, please confirm your numbers as payment is due when the reservation is made. The KSO has a no refund policy for these tickets. Tickets are required for children ages 2 and up.
*11:00 a.m. shows are recommended for homeschool groups as we are better able to accommodate small groups.
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville –
Two performances in early November 2020 (exact date TBD) at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
This concert is free for students and teachers in Northeast Tennessee, thanks to the generous support of the Niswonger Foundation. Please note that the Greeneville Young People’s Concerts are available only to students who attend public schools in the following seventeen school districts: Bristol, Elizabethton, Greeneville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Carter County, Cocke County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Hancock County, Hawkins County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Sevier County, Sullivan County, Unicoi County, and Washington County.
Student Ticket Subsidy Funding
Young People’s Concerts are eligible for the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program: Student Ticket Subsidy funds artist fees, tickets and transportation costs for students from Tennessee public schools. Students will experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines and artists during field trips or with in-school teaching artists. Please note that you must register in the Tennessee Arts Commission Online Grants System before you can submit a grant (A registration may take between 1-7 days to be approved. Please register prior to any grant opening or deadline to avoid missing a potential funding opportunity). For more information, visit the Tennessee Arts Commission Online Grants System.
Schools can request up to $3,000
Allocated by county and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis