Young People's Concerts

Young People’s Concerts are for school groups and families looking for an outstanding music education experience that is both engaging and interactive. Each concert focuses on a specific musical element, composer, time period or theme.

Want more than one concert? Please order one concert per cart transaction so we may track school and grade level information for each order separately.

Upcoming Young People's Concerts

About This Concert:

This concert is recommended for grades 3-6
Multi-talented Minnesota Orchestra trumpet player Charles Lazarus introduces young listeners to jazz, one of America’s great musical traditions, and shows the many connections between classical music and jazz.

Fun Facts:

  • After growing up and beginning his career in Washington D.C., Duke Ellington moved to New York City, became an integral part of the Harlem Renaissance and went on to pen some of the most well-known jazz standards ever written.
  • George Gershwin was as dynamic an American composer as you can find, seeing success as a composer of jazz music, orchestral scores, Broadways productions and even film music.

Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts are for schools, homeschools and families looking for an outstanding arts experience that is both educational and engaging. All orders must have at least one child (ages 1 to 17) and at least one accompanying adult.

Curriculum materials will be posted approximately six weeks before the concert.


American Sign Language interpretation available Assisted listening devices available Open Captioning available   Wheelchair seating available Service dogs welcome Please refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

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Connect with the Minnesota Orchestra

Our education staff offers complimentary in-school workshops to help prepare your students for our Young People’s Concerts.  Workshops are typically 30 minutes long, available on a first-come, first-served basis, and take place at your school at an agreed-upon date prior to the concert.  Once you’ve signed up for concert tickets, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view register for an in-school workshop.

Visit Homeschool Workshops to learn more and register for our workshops designed for homeschooling educators and students. These workshops take place at Orchestra Hall approximately a month before each concert.

Curriculum and Interactive Guide to the Orchestra
Concert specific curriculum materials will be available here 6-8 weeks before each concert. Our Interactive Guide to the Orchestra is available year-round.

Tickets / Concert Logistics Contact
Chris Johnson, Manager of Group Sales and VIP Services 612.371.5671 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bus Transportation
After you place your 2019-20 order, you may apply for bus subsidization. (Limited funding available.)

Visit the YPSCA website for more information on the Musical Mentor program.

Accessibility Information
When ordering your tickets, please let us know if you have any students, teachers or volunteers that have special needs or require accessible seating, and we'll be happy to accommodate. More information about Orchestra Hall accessibility.

Young People's Concerts are supported by:

Young People's Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA)