Very Young People's Concerts
Let's tell a story!
- Created for students in pre-school through second grade
- Explores how music can tell a story, with help from animated character, Picardy Penguin
- Demonstrates how music can emphasize story elements or help define characters
- Audience participation: singing the concert theme song Music Can Make Your Life Complete
- Two pieces, The Birthday Present and Playground Escapades, explore the development of story line and plot
- Highlight: Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Picardy Penguin and intrepreted by Go Contemporary Dance Works (note: this work is in the curriculum for many first and second graders)
- Other repertoire: Blow the Man Down (Traditional Sea Shanty), Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov), Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Two Opportunities to See this show:
Tennessee Theatre - Limited seating available at 9:30 AM. Seats still available at 11:00 a.m.. Groups of 10 or more please call 865-521-2325 to reserve seats. All other groups may purchase tickets at the door the day of the concert!
Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.(100 seats remain) & 11:00 a.m. - Seats Still Available! Tickets are $8 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students
Clayton Center for the Arts - Limited seating available at 9:30 AM. Groups of 10 or more please call 865-521-2325 to check availability. Small groups may purchase tickets at the door the day of the concert!
Friday, January 29, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. (30 seats remain)
For more information about the Very Young People's Concerts, please contact the Director of Education & Community Partnerships or call 865-521-2325.
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STUDENT TICKET SUBSIDY Funding
Very Young People’s Concerts are eligible for the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program: Student Ticket Subsidy funds artist fees, tickets and transportation consts for students from Tennessee Public schools. Students will experience a broad variety of cultural opportunities, arts disciplines and artists during field trips or with in-school teaching artists. For more information, visit the Tennessee Arts Commission website.
- Schools can request up to $3,000
- Awarded per capita and by demand on a first-com, first-served basis
Please note that the eGrant application for Student Ticket Subsidy opens August 4, 9:00 a.m. Grants from this fund are usually depleted within a few days of the submission date.
The Very Young People's Concerts are presented with support from the Lura-Lee G. and William E. Lange Foundation.