45th Annual Young People's Concerts



November 11, 2014

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.

Two concerts are planned for November 11, 2014. The concerts are planned for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the concerts are at High Street Baptist Church located at 900 North Eastgate Avenue, Springfield, MO.  A Branson concert will be planned for the Spring of 2015.

On the day of the performances, the children are brought to the concerts by school busses, seated together by classes with their teachers, and treated to an enriching cultural experience. The music is interspersed with entertaining facts about each composition. Musical instrumentation is explained, as are differences in musical styles.

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.


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