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Very Young People's Concerts

Let's tell a story!

Very Young People's Concerts are created especially for students in pre-school through the second grade. This year's concerts explore how music can tell a story with the help of the KSO's animated friend, Picardy Penguin.  Picardy will help students learn how music can emphasize important parts of a story or define character.  Students will join the KSO in the concert theme song Music Can Make Your Life Complete, create a musical story in Lucas Richman's The Birthday Present, explore how music emphasizes plot in Richman's Playground Escapades, and Picardy will narrate Prokofiev's beloved Peter and the Wolf which many students study in first and second grades! Other repertoire includes: the traditional folk song Blow the Man Down, Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, and Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro.

Two Opportunities to see this show:

TENNESSEE THEATRE, Thursday, JANUARY 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. - Click here to reserve your seats!

CLAYTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Friday, JANUARY 29, 2016 AT 9:30 a.m. - Click here to reserve your seats!

If you have questions regarding reservations or scheduling, feel free to call the reservation voice mail lines below and your call will be returned as quickly as possible. You can also email the Education & Community Partnerships Assistant.

(865) 521-2322 - Tennessee Theatre Concert

(865) 521-2323 - Clayton Center for the Arts Concert



Let's Tell A Story Teacher's Guide 

The Story of Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf Matching

Knox County Risk Assessment Form



Very Young People’s Concerts are eligible for the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Program: The program exists to provide ticket subsidy funds to public schools for arts and cultural experiences to encourage schools to expose Tennessee students to a broad variety of cultural experiences, arts disciplines and artists. For more information, visit the TAC website.  

STS Information for Schools 
Knox County STS info
STS Assurances   

Please note that you will need to apply for Ticket Subsidy in the fall if you plan to attend the concert in February.  Grants from this fund are usually depleted within a couple 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.