Season Calendar


Contact Adrienne Valencia,
Director of Education & Outreach
Phone: 619.615.3911



San Diego Symphony currently has a fund to help Title 1 schools in San Diego County with transportation to our Young People's Concerts.  If your school needs this assistance, let us know by checking the appropriate box on the reservation form.  Please note: Because the Symphony wants to assist as many schools as possible with limited funds, our policy is to help either with the cost of transportation or the cost of tickets.  Funding is given on a first come, first served basis.



Advocates for Classical Music (AFCM) offer docent visits at your school site approximately two weeks before your concert date.  These 30-45  minute presentations are fun and informative, extending the educational value of the Young People's Concert.  Typical visits include one or two volunteers who will introduce your students to the instrumental families of the orchestra, engage them in fun listening activities using the music you’ll hear on the concert and discuss concert manners. Docents also provide teachers with a recording of the music and a curriculum guide for additional instruction. Docent visits are offered free of charge to all schools attending the YPCs.  To request a docent for your class, check the appropriate box on the YPC reservation form or email AFCM's Vice President of Education, Aveline von Ehrenberg at



We invite you to bring your students to these educational and entertaining concerts performed in beautiful, historic Symphony Hall in the Jacobs' Music Center.  All performances are approximately 50 minutes long and are most appropriate for grades 2-8.  Ticket prices are $5 per student.  One free ticket is given to an adult chaperone (teacher, aid or parent volunteer) for every 10 student tickets purchased.  Additional adults pay $5 each.

Questions about the Berton Family Young People's Concerts? CLICK HERE to see our FAQ

NEW! Fill out our online reservation form!

OR click HERE to download our reservation form (you'll need to print it out, fill it out and fax in). 

YPC 1: "Stories, Myths and Legends"

Christopher Gravis, conductor

Thurs., October 30, 2014 at 11:30am ONLY

(The other concerts of this set are FULL)

Fantastic tales of heroic deeds and romantic adventure are told through music! From Mount Olympus to the Wild West, from a fairy kingdom to the Muddy Mississippi, the pages of legend and myth come alive in the notes of the San Diego Symphony!

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YPC 2: "Coming to America"

Wed., February 18 and Thurs., February 19, 2015

We are no longer taking reservations for this set of concerts.  They are all FULL.

America…the land of opportunity. During the turn of the 20th Century many people came from all over the world to visit, live and work here. In this concert you’ll enjoy music by famous composers who were born to immigrant parents or visited America and were inspired by our country.  

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CURRICULUM CONNECTION: Social Studies and American History

YPC 3: "Girl Power! Honoring Women in Music"

Ken David Masur, conductor

Wed., May 6 at 11:30am only (the 10am concert is FULL)
Thurs., May 7, 2015 (10:00 and 11:30am)

The San Diego Symphony pays tribute to women in music! This concert features a fascinating program of music that is either composed by women or depicts a feminine character.

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Advocates for Classical Music is a non-profit organization that was established in 1996 to build future audiences for classical music.  These dedicated volunteers provide presentations to school children who attend the San Diego Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts.  Docent programs are available by contacting Aveline von Ehrenberg, Education Vice-President with the Advocates for Classical Music, at

Ticket underwriting is provided by the following organizations, companies and foundations:
Advocates for Classical Music, Fidelity Investments, County Employees' Charitable Organization, Leichtag Family Foundation, Ryde Family Memorial Fund and The Tippett Foundation.
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