Field trips to a concert hall near you!
As many as 20,000 elementary- and middle-school students and teachers from all 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 two different concert programs in five convenient venues during the coming school year.
Spring 2014: Concerts for Young People
Tweet, crash, oomph, plink, warble, pluck … Meet each instrument of the orchestra in turn through Britten’s delightful Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Don’t be fooled by the title—kids and grownups alike will be enthralled by it. Explore all the different sounds that an orchestra can make and cheer on your favorite instrument family! Designed for grades K-6.
JEFFREY GROGAN conductor (pictured)
BEN STEINFELD host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Available Dates and times
FALL 2013: SHOOTING FOR THE STARS
Tue, Nov 19 NJPAC in Newark
9:45 am (sold out) & 11:30 am
Fri, Nov 22 Sussex County Vo-Tech in Sparta
9:30 am (sold out)
SPRING 2014: MEET THE ORCHESTRA
Tue, May 20 NJPAC in Newark
9:45 am & 11:30 am
Wed, May 21 War Memorial in Trenton
Thu, May 22 Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center in Neptune
Fri, May 23 State Theatre in New Brunswick
$7 per student (one free adult ticket with every 15 student tickets purchased) plus $10 processing fee per order.
To ensure that your students get the most out of the concert, you will receive a printed copy of the NJSO’s Teacher’s Resource Book, consisting of leveled pre- and post-concert activities that address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Click here to view and print online.
“We took 100 students on this trip, most of who had never been to a concert before. They had no idea about what to expect, and were delighted by every aspect of the experience, from the beautiful concert hall to the amazing sound of the orchestra. None [of the students] talked during the performance and when it was over they asked for more! Bravi to all of you!”
– Instrumental Music Teacher, Paterson
The NJSO is grateful to the following supporters of the Concerts for Young People Series:
Johnson & Johnson
The Merck Company Foundation
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The Puffin Foundation