School-Time Concerts for Young People
Field trips to a concert hall near you!
As many as 20,000 elementary- and middle-school students and teachers across the Garden State annually enjoy the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts for Young People (CYP). These standards-based orchestral programs are specifically designed to spark the imagination and enhance student learning. With more than 60 years of experience creating interactive concerts for young audiences, the NJSO offers different concert programs in a number of convenient venues each season. To ensure that students get the most out of the concert, the NJSO provides a Teacher’s Resource Book, consisting of leveled pre- and post-concert activities that address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
NJSO Teacher's Resource Book
To ensure that your students get the most out of the concert, you will receive a printed copy of the NJSO Teacher’s Resource Book, consisting of leveled pre- and post-concert activities that address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
The big game is on—meet all the teams of the Orchestra and cheer on your favorite! Will it be the strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion that win the day? “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Olympic fanfares and classics from Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov will make it feel like you and the kids are sitting on the third-base line with a hot dog and a soda.
JEFFREY GROGAN conductor (pictured)
SID SOLOMON host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
$8 per patron (one free adult ticket with every 15 tickets purchased). Select the "Reserve Tickets" button below to place your reservation. If you have questions, please contact Audra Fuhr, Senior Coordinator of Education & Community Engagement, at [email protected] or 973.735.1733.
2015–16 Season Available Dates and Times
Fall 2015: Classical Favorites for All Seasons
Tue, Nov. 17 at NJPAC in Newark
9:45 am (sold out!) & 11:30 am
Thu, Nov 19 at Sussex County Technical School in Sparta
Spring 2016: Athletes of the Orchestra
Mon, May 23 at Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center in Neptune
9:45 am & 11:30 am*
Tue, May 24 at NJPAC in Newark
9:45 am & 11:30 am
Thu, May 26 at State Theatre in New Brunswick
*Please note date change from original advertisement for the Sparta and Neptune concerts.
We've attended [other young people's concerts] which were very good, but I thought the NJSO, its conductor and its host had a much better rapport with the students . . . . Using elements of humor and talking to the students at a level they can understand was a very engaging way to get the students involved in the music.
– Teacher, Millburn Township Public Schools, Millburn, NJ
The NJSO is grateful to the following supporters of School-Time Concerts for Young People:
Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
Marjorie Bunnell Charitable Fund
Johnson & Johnson
The Schumann Fund for New Jersey
The Smart Family Foundation
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.