Young People’s Concerts
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS
The Young People’s Concerts are given to fifth grade public, private, charter and home school students of Lee County as an integral part of the Symphony’s education outreach. The concerts are supplemented with a curriculum given to the fifth grade music teachers as preparatory instruction. In 2016 the Southwest Florida Symphony presented the program “Bach to the Future” for 2,300 students and in 2017 the program was Peter and the Wolf, both times under the direction of Dr. David Cole. In 2018 the concert was conducted and introduced by Maestro Nir Kabaretti with the theme “The Nature of Music” featuring works evoking a variety of scenery, weather and animals. The 2019 YPC will be conducted by Radu Paponiu and will feature “Carnival of the Animals” and highlight soloists from the Southwest Florida Symphony.
For many students, this is the first time they will hear live orchestral music.
We offer this concert free to fifth graders each year and would be happy to accept your sponsorship of the event.