Berton Family Young People's Concerts

Season 2019-20

Save the dates!
Reservations for our 2019-20 Berton Family Young People’s Concerts are now open.
Please review our new reservation policy.

“Thank you so much for helping to amaze and enthrall our 4th graders! Your performance captivated them and kept them engaged from start to finish!” - 4th grade teacher, Foussat Elementary

San Diego Symphony offers a creative learning opportunity in a concert format especially for elementary and middle school students as a fieldtrip experience! Teachers and students are invited to attend these 50-minute concerts at the Jacobs Music Center designed to introduce schoolchildren to the world of classical music. Tickets are only $5 per person! Most appropriate for students in grades 2-8.


Upcoming Concerts

THE COMPOSER IS DEAD

by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.* and 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.* and 11:30 a.m.

The composer is dead! Perhaps you can solve the crime. In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. Discover clues in the text by Lemony Snicket and the music of Nathaniel Stookey performed by the San Diego Symphony. Hear for yourself exactly what took place on that fateful, well-orchestrated evening!

*Limited Seating, please contact Emily Persinko for availability.

RESERVE NOW AND PAY WITH CREDIT CARD or
PRE-REGISTER FOR FUNDING REQUESTS (TITLE I) AND CHECK PAYMENTS

Preview this concert through our Spotify Playlist:

BEETHOVEN, THE MUSIC GENIUS

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.* and 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Ludwig van Beethoven changed classical music forever—making it bigger, and bolder, and more outrageous than ever—all while losing his hearing! We’ll share strange and wonderful facts about the life of this gifted and temperamental genius as you enjoy pieces of his most famous music played by the orchestra.

*Limited Seating, please contact Emily Persinko for availability.

RESERVE NOW AND PAY WITH CREDIT CARD or
PRE-REGISTER FOR FUNDING REQUESTS (TITLE I) AND CHECK PAYMENTS


Questions about Berton Family Young People's Concerts?

Contact Emily Persinko
Learning and Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: 619.237.1967
E-mail: epersinko@sandiegosymphony.org

Also, check our Berton Family Young Peoples Concerts Frequently Asked Questions!


Advocates for Classical Music

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 Berton Family Young People’s Concerts presented by the San Diego Symphony. Docent programs are available by contacting Aveline von Ehrenberg, Education Vice-President with the Advocates for Classical Music, at ypcdocents@aol.com.

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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Docent Visits

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 upcoming Berton Family 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 ypcdocents@aol.com.


Transportation to Concerts

San Diego Symphony currently has a fund to help Title 1 schools in San Diego County with transportation to our Beton Family 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. CLICK HERE for bus instructions!

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