Educating and Encouraging Young Music Lovers
Young People’s Concerts
An essential component of the GSO mission is educating and inspiring a love and appreciation of music among local children of all ages. Young People’s Concerts are presented for children in grades two through seven from all Greenwich schools. The concerts, with programs selected in coordination with the community’s music educators, are provided alongside a pre- and
post-concert curriculum, ensuring that children are not only exposed to great performances, but also learn to appreciate the historic and cultural significance of the experience. GSO’s Young People’s Concerts have been recognized with the Connecticut Alliance for Arts Education Award for Outstanding Community Arts Program. The program is funded by GSO with major contributions from the Board of Education, PTAs, Women’s Club of Greenwich, and several friends, foundations, and local corporations.
In addition to the Young People’s Concerts, GSO musicians are invited to perform, conduct concerts, and provide master classes throughout the year in local classrooms, providing a unique and invaluable professional musical experience for students.