Very Young People's Concerts
- Created for students in pre-school through second grade
- 2018 theme compares being a good citizen to being a good orchestra member using the character traits that many schools emphasize for young students: friendship, courage, sharing, waiting your turn, following directions and teamwork.
- Audience participation: rhythmic work with Bizet's Les Toreadors and sing-a-long with the KSO to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
- Highlights: Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Haydn's Surprise Symphony, Copland's Variations on a Shaker Melody and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
- Other repertoire: Bizet's Les Toreadors, Fugue a la Gigue (Bach/arr. Holst), Gershwin's Promenade: Walking the Dog, Ives' Country Band March
Opportunities to See this show:
Tennessee Theatre - Groups of less than 50 call 291-3310 to make a reservation
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 9:30 (call to inquire limited seating available) and 11:00* a.m. - Tickets are $8 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students. Groups of less than 50, please confirm your number as you will be asked to pay when you reserve your seats. The KSO has a no refund policy for these tickets.
*11:00 AM concert is recommended for home school groups!
Clayton Center for the Arts - limited seating available call 292-3310 to make a reservation
Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. - Tickets are $8 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students. Groups of less than 50, please confirm your number as you will be asked to pay when you reserve your seats. The KSO has a no refund policy for these tickets.
For more information about the Very Young People's Concerts, please contact the Director of Education & Community Partnerships or call 865-521-2325.
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. Please note that there is a new Online Grants System and you Must register before you can submit a grant (A registration may take between 1-7 days to be approved. Please register prior to any grant opening or deadline to avoid missing a potential funding opportunity). For more information, visit the Tennessee Arts Commission Online Grants System. For more information, visit the Tennessee Arts Commission website.
- Schools can request up to $3,000
- Allocated by county and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
- By July 31 - register in the new Online Grants System
- Prior to August 8 - make a reservation with the KSO and receive a confirmation number by email first (this confirmation number will be noted on your grant application)
- Applications must be received 30 days prior to concert date (Funds for Knox County are usually depleted within a few days. It is recommended that you apply on August 8.)
- Payments made directly to schools from the TN Arts Commission
Please note that the eGrant application for Student Ticket Subsidy opens August 8, 9:00 a.m.