Topeka Symphony
Free School Day Concerts —

June, 2018


Dear Educator:
The Topeka Symphony is pleased to announce our 21st annual SCHOOL DAY CONCERTS on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will present two performances designed for 5th through 8th grade students. The hour-long concerts will be at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. As part of our 2018-2019 season theme, The Big Questions, this year’s School Day performances will feature music from our Will You Marry Me? concert. English composer Peter Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise depicts a boisterous Scottish wedding, followed by the sun coming up after a night of parties and dancing. It is one of the only pieces for orchestra that features bagpipes! The orchestra also will perform music from Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet Appalachian Spring which portrays a wedding party in a small village in Pennsylvania and features the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts. We’ll also be joined by the winner of this year’s TSO Young Artist competition who will perform their winning selection at these free concerts.
Through the generous support of Kaw Valley Bank, Cox Communications, Federal Home Loan Bank, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Security Benefit/SE2, Westar Foundation, and the Blanche Bryden Foundation, we again are able to present these concerts at no charge to the schools or students. Parking will be provided for buses. The Park and Shop Garage at 6th and Quincy, a city pay-per-hour parking garage, is available for individual cars.
To reserve your school’s place at one of the performances, complete the registration form that can be found on our web site (, scan it, and email it to or fax it to 785-232-6204, or mail it to Topeka Symphony Orchestra School Day Concerts, PO Box 2206, Topeka, KS 66601-2206. Reservations will be accepted on the designated form only. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.
Performances tend to fill up quickly, so don’t delay in returning your form. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-serve basis. Written confirmation of your registration will be mailed to the primary contact person identified on your registration form. Teacher resource information will be available at soon after.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 785-232-2032 or

Hope to see you there!

Bob Keckeisen
Assistant General Manager


NOTE: Contact me soon after sending your registration to make sure we received it.


TSO School Day Concerts 2019 Registration Form (11kb pdf)