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 2017/18 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 Discovery Concert formats in 2017-18
  • Tickets are $4 for Title 1 schools
  • Download registration form for school groups
  • Download registration form for Homeschool groups

The Richmond Symphony offers two age-appropriate Discovery Concerts:

Travel the World

 Ages For grades 3-8
Dates October 18 & 19, 2017 & March 1, 2018
Times 9:45am & 11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre
Details This 50-minute performance will explore the world travels of composers, and the inspirations behind some of the greatest orchestral pieces ever written.  Students will be challenged to apply their knowledge of geography and world culture, and experience the world through orchestral music.  (Inclement weather date: March 16, 2018)

Peter and the Wolf – sold out!

 Ages For younger students: preK-grade 3
Dates March 15, 2018
Times 9:45am &11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre
Details As has become our tradition, this shorter, 40-minute performance will focus on introducing young students to the symphony orchestra. Students will learn about instruments and the families of instruments in the orchestra by studying Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.  RSO favorite Michael Boudewyns of Really Inventive Stuff will join us as Peter for this concert.  (Inclement weather date: March 29, 2018)

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