Imaginative programming created for students in third through fifth grades
Presented virtually for more than 10,000 students
Forty-five-minute 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 with the KSO to “Simple Gifts”
Highlights: Greeting Prelude by Igor Stravinsky, Variations on a Shaker Melody by Aaron Copland, Concert Overture No. 2 by Florence Price, “Votre Toast Je Peux Vous le Rendre” from Carmen by Georges Bizet, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off by George Gershwin, ‘Nimrod’ from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar, Umoja by Valerie Coleman
Guest artists: Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon, Baritone Michael Rodgers
Teacher’s Guide and audio excerpts provided by the KSO for advanced student preparation
Join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Aram Demirjian, Knoxville’s Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon and Baritone Michael Rodgers to explore how music is a language of its own and what it can express!
Open to schools all across East Tennessee
All Groups who make a reservation will receive a link to the concert on October 18, 2021. The concert will be available for schools to access as many times as needed for your classes to view from October 18 – November 18, 2021.
Please confirm your group numbers before making a reservation. Groups of less than 50 will receive a link to pay online when your reservation is made and no exchanges or refunds are offered for these virtual tickets unless the KSO has to cancel the performance.
Virtual tickets are $4.00 for each student and adult, but all adults are free after 10 paying students. Virtual tickets are required for children ages 2 and up.
Student Ticket Subsidy Funding
Virtual Young People’s Concerts are eligible for the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program: The Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) grant program provides funds for artist fees, tickets, and transportation for students from Tennessee public schools to experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines, and artists.
Virtual/Remote Projects Eligible for STS Funding: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TN Arts Commission is allowing applicant schools to carry out virtual projects, activities, and performances with artists and organizations on the Teaching Artist Roster through the STS grant program during the 2021-2022 academic year. The virtual projects, activities, and performances must include an interactive and/or hands-on component, such as a Q&A session with a musician (see Meet the Musicians) following a recorded or streamed viewing of a performance or a guided hands-on visual arts lesson completed remotely. To search for artists and organizations offering virtual/remote options, select “Virtual” on the right-hand side in the roster filter and look for sample programs that have “Available Virtually” in the sample program title.
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