Discovery Concerts

DSCN0392Elizabeth G. Schneider Discovery Concerts, held during the school day, engage young minds through exciting full-orchestra performances. These morning performances by the Richmond Symphony correlate with Virginia Standards of Learning. Both Discovery programs presented in the 2019/20 Season will be exploring the elements of music and improving students’ listening skills.  Participating schools receive student listening guides, a teacher guide and concert repertoire in advance of the performance. Concerts serve city, county, private and home-schooled students.

  • Tickets are $6 (general admission)
  • One free chaperone ticket with 10 paid student tickets
  • Two age-appropriate Discovery Concert formats in 2019-20
  • Tickets are $4 for Title 1 schools
  • Download Registration Form for school groups (Coming soon)
  • Download Registration Form for Homeschool groups (Coming soon)

The Richmond Symphony offers two age-appropriate Discovery Concerts:

Pioneers and Explorers

 Ages For grades 3-8
Dates & Times October 29, October 30, and November 1, 2019 @ 9:45am & 11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre

Appalachian Spring
Featuring The School of Richmond Ballet

 Ages For younger students: preK-grade 3
Dates & Times March 12 and 13, 2020 @ 9:45am and 11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre
Details Join the Symphony with dancers from The School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles for a newly choreographed work set to the music of Aaron Copland’s timeless Appalachian Spring.

Kind Words:

“You helped me meet and achieve MY goals, as in MUSIC SOLs, but if I had been unable to align with “general” classroom SOL’s, my application for the field trip would have been turned down.” –Discovery teacher