Youth Concerts

wcfsymphony Youth Concerts inspire 4,000 4th-6th graders each April and serve schools from an 8-county radius. These free concerts at the Gallagher-Bluedorn feature the full orchestra in creative and interactive programs. The 2019 Youth Concerts told the story of Antonín Dvořák’s journey to America and his experience living in Iowa through a stunning visual narrative by artist Gary Kelley. Students learned about the orchestra, key musical concepts, and fascinating aspects of American and Iowa history; a visual art project was also offered to schools as a voluntary activity. Performances took place on March 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm.

Please check back here in fall of 2019 for dates and program information for the 2020 Youth Concerts. wcfsymphony Youth Concerts are made possible by generous grants from the R.J. McElroy Trust, Guernsey Charitable Foundation and Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa as well as volunteer labor provided by members of Upbeat.