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Education Concerts

2017/18 Season

Athletes of the Orchestra

Athletes of the Orchestra

Grades 1-4

Tuesday October 17 9:30am & 11:00am 
Wednesday, October 18 
9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday, October 19 
10:00am

Did you know that the musicians in an orchestra are athletes? They practice to keep getting better, they warm up and cool down before and after they play, they are led by their coach, the conductor, and it takes teamwork to score the perfect perofrmance and win. Students will be introduced to the four families of instruments and discover the teamwork needed to hit a home run on the concert hall stage.

Featured Repertiore:
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
REINEKE Casey at the Bat
STRAUSS Thunder and Lightning Polka
WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare 

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Up Close: Mendelssohn 

Up Close: Mendelssohn

Grades 5-12

Wednesday, February 21 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday, February 22 
10:00am
Tuesday, February 27 
9:30am &11:00am 

Join the St. Louis Symphony as we explore the life and music of one of the greatest romantic composers, Felix Mendelssohn. Together we uncover how a young man absorbed his own experiences with identity and culture into his music-music that still resonates with us today.

Featured Repertoire: 
MENDELSSOHN excerpts from Symphony No. 4
MENDELSSOHN Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream

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The Orchestra Sings

Grades 3-5

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

Link Up is a hands-on music curriculum for students in grades 3-5 that explores orchestral repertiore in the music classroom while preparing students to sing and play recorders or string instruments from their seats in a culminating STL Symphony Link Up concert at Powell Hall.

Explore how the orchestra sings with your St. Louis Symphony. Together we will discover the wonders of melody through its shapes, patterns and the stories it tells. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the STL Symphony, your students will discover how the orchestra sings. 

Featured Repertoire:
BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy
DVORAK Largo from "New World" Symphony
STRAVINSKY The Firebird

For more information on registeration or to preview The Orchestra Sings curriculum, please visit our Link Up page. More Information


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.

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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 Steve Moore in the box office.

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

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