Young People's Concerts

Save the Dates!

We are in the process of planning our 2015-2016 concerts for you. In the meantime, please save the following dates and plan on bringing your students for a morning of entertainment and education. 


YPC 1—A Walk Through Balboa Park: Celebrating San Diego’s Landmark

Wednesday, October 28
Thursday, October 29, 2015
10:00am and 11:30am both days

Sameer Patel, conductor

Taking inspiration from Balboa Park during its centennial year, the San Diego Symphony offers music that represents the most iconic elements of the “Jewel of San Diego” from fountains to gardens, from the International Cottages to art museums!

CURRICULUM CONNECTION: Social Studies/History

YPC 2—Symphology: The Science of Sound

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
10:00am and 11:30am each day

Sameer Patel, conductor

From drawing a bow across a string to striking a drum with a stick, there are countless ways our musicians make the sounds of the orchestra that come together to form beautiful music. But how does it actually happen? What makes a flute tweet and a tuba uump? Find out on this fascinating program that entertainingly combines science and the symphony.

CURRICULUM CONNECTION: Science



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What to Expect

Attending a Young People's Concert is a wonderful experience for you and your students. We at the Symphony are committed to making your fieldtrip as fun and stress free as possible. Here is what to expect on the day of:

  • When you arrive, please enter on the B Street entrance. You will be welcomed by a Symphony staff member and a team of ushers. Your school group will be checked off our list and you’ll be given a sign with your school's name on it. No paper tickets will be issued for this concert so it is important to ensure that the person in the front of the line is holding on to your school sign as it is how we will be able to identify your group for seating.
  • Please wait in the outer lobby (where the box office is) for an usher to escort your school to the entrance of the hall.
  • Once your school is escorted to the hall entrance, please allow the ushers to seat your school expeditiously, in the order which the children walk into the concert hall. Re-seating/rearranging of children/parents/teachers must wait until the entire school is seated.
  • After the concert ends, the house manager will come onto the stage and dismiss school groups verbally as their buses arrive. Individuals and groups coming by cars and public transportation will be dimissed first.