Young People's Concerts
2013 Young and Very Young People's Concerts
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts provide a unique opportunity for children in grades 3 through 6 to explore classical music as part of their educational curriculum. New this year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic's Very Young People's Concerts cater to children ages 3-6, allowing them to experience and learn about live classical music, perhaps for the first time!
Each year, the Philharmonic presents two youth oriented live concerts with coordinating classroom materials to over 3,000 students in private, public, parochial schools in addition to home schooled children.
Participating schools receive study booklets and CDs that present background information on the music and composers in a fun and age appropriate format, while the CD presents excerpts of the upcoming concert’s music with a “ play-by-play” commentary by our Music Director and conductor, Larry Loh.
The Concert Experience
Following classroom preparation, each student will experience a live symphonic performance that is sure to ignite their imagination.
When the lights go down in the theatre, the power and energy of the orchestra will come alive in an abundance of sights and sounds right before their eyes and ears.
This magical experience is sure to ignite aninterest in classical music and the arts.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Scranton Cultural Center 10:00 AM
Thursday, April 25, 2013, F.M. Kirby Center 10:00AM
Admission is $7:00 per person
One teacher / chaperone FREE with every 15 students.
Free and reduced lunch program honored.
As a young person growing up in central Pennsylvania, I followed my mother around as she played violin in the Harrisburg Symphony and taught Suzuki violin lessons in our home. I had no idea that it was unusual to have such incredible opportunities and that exposure to the universal art of great music was not in every household. This is why our Young People's Concerts are so important! What a wonderful chance for our young people to see and hear a top orchestra, playing their hearts out! Since becoming a professional conductor, I've made it my mission to enthusiastically present music especially to young people. I know from personal experience, and from the experience of my siblings (who are a writer and a photographer - neither are musicians!) that exposure to great music has so many benefits!
Lawrence Loh, Music Director NEPA Philharmonic
Interactive CD and Booklet
Each student that attends will receive a booklet specifically outlining the music of the performance including additional information about the composer and other interesting fun facts about the composition. The CD contains excerpts of the music to be performed along with “play-by-play” commentary narrated by a music professional to enhance the student’s overall listening experience.
Make it Happen.
Contact your PTA to make sure this experience is available to your students.
Take an exclusive tour.
Schedule a private tour of the theater for your students..(must confirm in advance with the theater.)
Make it easy!
Have your students bring a bag lunch to school on the performance day.
For additional information and to schedule your class to experience the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic YPC Concert, please contact: or e-mail Pat Arvonio, CFO and YPC Coordinator : email@example.com