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Education Concerts

2016/17 Season


Up Close: Beethoven 5

Up Close: Beethoven 5

Why does some music withstand the test of time and other music does not? Join the St. Louis Symphony as we dive into to most famous four notes in music and find out what makes Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 a masterpiece!

Grades 5-12
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Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22
9:30am and 11:00am

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Giraffes Can't Dance

The Orchestra Sings

Come and sit on Powell Hall stage with members of the STL Symphony! Listen to Giles Andreae's popular children's story Giraffes Can't Dance set to the music of Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. Students will sing, dance, and perform right along with the musicians as our live dancer, Gerald the Giraffe, acts out the story. This FREE 30 minute interactive performance is specifically geared toward students age 3-6 and is a perfect introduction to orchestral music. Instrument Playground will be available in the foyer 30 minutes before each concert. 

Ages 3-6
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Monday, March 13
Tuesday, March 14
10:00am & 11:00am

We have reached capacity for these performances. To be put on a waiting list should additional seating become available, please email Laura Reinert with your name, school and number of seats required. Thank you.


Link Up

The Orchestra Moves

The Orchestra Sings

When an orchestra plays, we may notice more than one kind of movement. We can hear sounds move as the musicians change their pitches, rhythms, and dynamics, causing the melody, rhythm and harmony to change. We can see the musicians' bodies move as they play. We may feel our emotions moving and changing in response to the music we hear. Link Up is a hands-on music curriculum that explores orchestral repertoire in the classroom with a culminating concert with the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall! Featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

Grades 3-5

Wednesday, May 10
9:30am & 11:00am

For more information on becoming a Link Up school, please visit our Link Up page.


Coffee Concerts

STL Symphony Friday Coffee Concerts offer a unique opportunity for teachers to make Powell Hall their classroom for a morning! Students will experience a full-length concert as part of their school day. Visit our Coffee Concerts page for a full listing of concerts.

For more information or to order tickets, contact Group Sales Manager Dawn Berkbigler by email at groups@stlsymphony.org or by phone at 314-286-4155 


Ticketing Information

All tickets to education concerts are $5 each. You will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket per ten student tickets. Complete and submit the online Ticket Order Form. Invoices are mailed after online orders have been received and processed. Payment is due 30 days prior to the concert(s) and can be made by credit card, check or cash. No purchase orders, please. Tickets and day-of concert procedures are emailed after payment is received. Cancellations or exchanges can be made in advance of payment.

Need more information? 

For ticketing questions, please call 314-534-1700 or email education@stlsymphony.org
For program or curriculum questions, please call 314-286-4407 or email Jessica Ingraham

Subsidized Tickets & Transportation Assistance

For all of our education concert offerings, there are limited grant funds available to help offset the cost for tickets and buses for underserved* schools. Financial assistance is available on a first come first serve basis. To request assistance, please complete any ticket order form and complete the necessary information when prompted. If you have further questions, please contact Michael Gandlmayr.

* Underserved is defined as 50% or more of the school population on a free or reduced meal plan.

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