YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS
March 29, 2016
The annual Young People's Concerts will bring together approximately 4,000 fourth grade children from all Springfield R-12 district schools, 50 area school districts, and students from private, parochial and home schools to listen to live symphonic music and to gain valuable exposure to the elements of musical styles and eras. Each of the Young People's Concerts is specifically designed to be an in-depth learning experience.
Three concerts are planned for March 29, 2016. The concerts are planned for 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The two Springfield concerts will be held at High Street Baptist Church located at 900 North Eastgate Avenue, Springfield, MO. The 9:00 a.m. Branson concert will be held in Branson, MO.
Following each performance, the teachers follow up with each class attending in discussing important elements of the musical experience so as to integrate the concert experience into the students' curriculum.
The Springfield Symphony works with the Springfield Public Schools and the Springfield arts community as members of the Any Given Child program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the community participates in collaborative efforts to provide equity and access in arts education for all students.