Youth Concerts

Our Youth Concerts inspire 4,000 4th-6th graders each spring and serve schools from an 8-county radius. These free concerts feature the full orchestra in creative and interactive programs.

The 2024 Youth Concerts will take place in person at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on April 9. In late April wcfsymphony will present our first performances of a full-length Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back, featuring the entire score by multiple Academy Award-winner and legendary American composer John Williams. Our Youth Concerts this year will explore some of that movie’s most indelible musical moments, while demonstrating how the galactic sounds Williams created for the big screen were strongly influenced by an array of orchestral composers from the 19th century to the present.

If you are an educator click here for more information for your classroom.

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 the wcfsymphony Education Committee and Martha Kroese.


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