Youth Concerts

Our Youth Concerts inspire 4,000 4th-6th graders each April and serve schools from an 8-county radius. These free concerts at the Gallagher-Bluedorn feature the full orchestra in creative and interactive programs. Local educators work with wcfsymphony to create materials that help teachers integrate the concert experience into their classroom curriculum.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest classical musician – and many would also say most influential music educator – Leonard Bernstein. Our Youth Concerts pay homage to Bernstein and his pioneering Young People’s Concerts, which explored key questions related to sound and concerted music and attempted to make those questions relevant to his modern audiences. Our Youth Concerts follow his lead with a selection of classic works featured on the YPCs and encourage students to explore many of the same fundamental questions of structure, content, and meaning that interested Bernstein.

Performances will take place on March 29, 2018 at 9:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. For more information please send us a message using the form below.






wcfsymphony Youth Concerts are made possible by generous grants from the R.J. McElroy Trust, Guernsey Charitable Foundation and Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa as well as volunteer labor provided by members of Upbeat.