In-Person Youth Concerts
For the 2021/22 Season, we’re thrilled to return to Boettcher Concert Hall for in-person events! This year’s theme for youth concerts is “Lift Every Voice,” which delivers a message of unity, social justice, and creative self-expression. Each year, more than 20,000 students in grades 3-12 (and beyond!) engage with the Colorado Symphony to learn about and experience the exciting, engaging, and enriching world of symphonic music. Advance classroom study will be supported by Colorado State Music Standards and Common Core aligned materials featuring this program’s repertoire.
This year’s theme for youth concerts is “Lift Every Voice,” which delivers a message of unity, social justice, and creative self-expression. Join the Colorado Symphony in a concert experience that has repertoire representing a wide array of soundscapes and culture that are sure to engage students at any age. We’re proud to have a multitude of artistic collaborators including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Fiesta Colorado Dance, visual artist Javier Flores, spoken word poet Frankie Le’Troy, and composer Omar Thomas.
MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 (2nd movement)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 “Ode to Joy”
PRICE Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance” (3rd movement)
LECUONA Malagueña from Andalucia Suite
OMAR THOMAS Of Our New Day Begun
ANNA CLYNE Restless Oceans
OMAR THOMAS, Composer
ANNA CLYNE, Composer
CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE, Dance Company
FIESTA COLORADO DANCE, Dance Company
FRANKIE LE’TROY, Spoken Word Poet
JAVIER FLORES, Visual Artist
This year, we’re excited to roll out a virtual youth concert experience. Included in our curriculum offerings are a curriculum packet containing 3 lesson plans (each with 2-5 activities with written out instruction) and an online resource folder that hosts all of the readings, worksheets, and videos referenced in our lessons (including videos from our artist collaborators). Plus, you have the option to add on a virtual visit from our collaborators for a personalized visit from a living artist into your classroom on the topic of your choice. Download Flyer
Quick Access to the 2021/22 Season Curriculum:
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Add on a virtual visit from our collaborators for a personalized visit from a living artist on the topic of your choice. Cost is $135 per hour per artist, or free in conjunction with your Youth Concert participation. Visit requests are not guaranteed and are subject to guest artist availability.
OMAR THOMAS Composer
FRANKIE LE’TROY Spoken Word Poet
JAVIER FLORES Visual Artist
CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE*
FIESTA COLORADO DANCE COMPANY*
*A representative artist of this organization will perform the visit.
Lift Every Voice Youth Concert
January 27 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
January 28 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
February 1 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
February 2 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
March 1 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
March 2 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
March 15 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
March 16 | 9:50 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Grades: 3 – 8
Curriculum Connections: Music, Literature, Social Studies
Cost: $5 per student/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free. Financial assistance is available upon request.