The Topeka Symphony has been presenting free school day concerts to students from Northeast Kansas since 1999. This extremely popular concert series plays to capacity student and teacher audiences at the Topeka Performing Arts Center every year.
These concerts are supported by grants and contributions from local businesses and individuals. Over the years, nearly 75,000 students from schools throughout Northeast Kansas have been able to attend these concerts at no cost. A resource packet is made available for teachers to prepare students for this fun and educational experience. For many of these students, this is their first opportunity to experience a live symphony performance as well as their first visit to the Capital city.
THE FREE SCHOOL CONCERTS FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON WILL BE HELD AT 10AM AND 1PM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022
Registration is easy and online through this Google form, link below:
TSO School Day Concerts Information
The Topeka Symphony is pleased to announce our 25th annual SCHOOL DAY CONCERTS on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will present two performances designed for 4th 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. “Extremely Extreme Symphony” is the theme for this year’s concerts and the orchestra will be performing classical favorites along with music from the movies. Once again, through the generous support of area corporate underwriters, we 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 ONLINE registration form. Reservations will be accepted on the designated Google 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. An email confirmation of your registration will be sent to the primary contact person identified on your registration form.
TSO School Day Concert
October 18, 2022
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This year’s School Day Concert will be an exciting introduction to some of the loudest, fastest, and most thrilling orchestral music in the repertoire. Our guest narrator will be a thrill-seeking extreme sports bro who assumes symphonic music will put him to sleep, but over the course of the show is surprised to learn how adrenaline-inducing symphonic music can actually be.
Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra: Introduction
Gioachino Rossini – William Tell Overture: Finale
Richard Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries
John Williams – Music from Jurassic Park
Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 – Movement 1
Borodin – Polovtsian Dance No. 3
James Horner – The Mask of Zorro
John Williams – Indiana Jones: Raiders March
Download the Teacher Packet Below
If you have any questions, please contact me at 785-232-2032 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
NOTE: The TSO Office will confirm your registration within 4 weeks of receiving your online submission.
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