Young People's Concerts

Each year, thousands of students throughout the greater Columbus area participate in the Columbus Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts. Concerts are programmed at the Ohio Theatre and are thematically based and grade appropriate. Pre-concert materials are provided for teachers and students based on the Ohio Academic content standards. All seats are $5 and include a student workbook and one teacher guide & concert music. (1 free teacher ticket for every 20 students). Please visit our classroom program FAQs page here.


2018-19 Concert Information


Roar, Buzz & Tweet: All About Animals

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 10:30 am | Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Cats, cows, and birds will meow, moo and warble as Maestro Lopera presents animals, both tame and wild, depicted in orchestral music. Students will learn how each family of instruments has its own unique sound.



The American Sound

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 10:30 am | Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Celebrate America through music influenced by our American heritage. From American folk melodies to movie scores, students will appreciate the variety and depth of the American culture in the orchestral genre.



LINK UP: The Orchestra Sings*

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 10 am & 11:35 am | Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the LINK UP repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

*This program requires attendance at a professional development session. Please call 614-221-4916, or click here for more information.




Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 10:30 am | Ohio Theatre
Andrés Lopera, conductor

What music is on your favorite listening device? The orchestra will perform some gems of the classical music repertoire to inspire students’ own playlist of classical music.



The Columbus Symphony appreciates and acknowledges support for these concerts from: