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. Curriculum concert materials and playlists are provided for teachers and students based on the Ohio Academic content standards to all registered schools at time of registration. All seats are $5 (free for Title 1 Schools) and include one free adult/chaperone ticket for every 20 students. 

 Please visit our Young People's Concert FAQs page here.

Check our resource page below for curriculum materials and Spotify playlists for all of our previous Young People's Concerts.


2023-2024 Young People's Concerts 


Register Here 


The Thrill of the Orchestra

suggested for grades K-2

Wednesday, October 11, 2023  

10:30 AM Ohio Theater

Together Associate Conductor Andres Lopera, narrator Miss Yellow Jacket, and members of the Columbus Symphony will embark on a musical journey to explore the thrill of the orchestra. Come join along as we explore how the instruments of the orchestra come together to create beautiful music!


Playlist HERE

Around the World

suggested for grades 3-5

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 

10:30 AM Ohio Theater

Together with Associate Conductor Andres Lopera, members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra embark on a musical journey around the world. Experience how orchestral music celebrates the extraordinary diversity of people, cultures, and places across the globe. We'll listen and learn about music from Europe to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and beyond!


Lit Classics III

suggested for grades 6-12 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 

10:30 AM  I  Ohio Theater

A “Lit Classic'' is defined as a piece of orchestral music that a person is excited or hyped about hearing. Come join conductor Andrés Lopera as he shares his “Lit Classics” and hopefully add some new tracks to your own playlist! 



Link Up: The Orchestra Sings 

Grades 3-5 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 

10:30 AM I  Ohio Theater

Melody is one of the universal elements of music and defines the music we know and love. A great melody can express ideas and emotions, help tell a story, and bring people together through song. Composers create melodies through a combination of rhythmic patterns, sweeping contours, and expressive qualities. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will explore what makes a melody great.

 *Mandatory Teacher PD Session: Tuesday, November 16, 2023 from 4:30-6 PM



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