About BSO Youth Concerts


2020–2021 Youth Concert

Available to view Friday, March 5 at Noon through April 30

Information on purchasing your Youth Concert tickets:
We are offering Pick-Your-Price for this concert in acknowledgment of the difficult year all educators and students are facing. Our suggested price for this event is $20 per classroom or $100 per school, but you will see a variety of options on the Pick-Your-Price form. Pick-Your-Price is available to schools and educators thanks to Arbella Insurance Foundation.



Any Boston Public School will be able to access the Youth Concert free of charge thanks to Bank of America's support of our Education and Community Engagement programs this season. The concert will also be available free of charge to Berkshire County School districts with support from the Tanglewood Business Partners. Please be on the lookout for communication from school administrators who will share concert links with you in early March.
If you require additional assistance in finding a fee that works for you, please contact us at 888-266-1200.

Each concert program delivers universal and positive life messages through a musical lens.

I Really Thought I Couldn’t: A Musical Look at Self-Doubt
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Artistic Advisor, Education and Community Engagement
Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor

PROKOFIEV (arr. Wilson OCHOA) March in B-flat, Op. 99
SCHUMAN Be Glad Then, America, from New England Triptych
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance No. 1, Op. 72
STILL 2nd movement (Sorrow) from Symphony No. 1, Afro-American
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS March: Seventeen Come Sunday, from English Folk Song Suite BEETHOVEN 1st movement (excerpts) from Symphony No. 7
TCHAIKOVSKY 1st and 4th movements (excerpts) from Symphony No. 5

Lesson plans and other educational materials created for this concert can be found here:

2021 BSO Youth Concert Supplementary Materials

We welcome you to explore the instruments of the orchestra with our Meet the Instruments with the BSO video series. This playlist features nine instruments of the orchestra and will be updated later in the spring with new videos:

Captioning and Audio Description Available

Both captioning and audio description for the 2021 Youth Concert are available, inviting audience members from the deaf and blind/low vision communities to participate more fully in the concert experience.  Concertgoers can easily switch back and forth from the original to the described version by clicking on the headphone icon (labeled as "audio track" for screen readers) on the bottom right edge of the screen by clicking on the headphone icon (audio track) on the bottom right edge of the screen, which leads to a dropdown menu that offers two options: "en (Main)" and "en (Descriptive)."  The audio describer is Leslie Wu Foley, Helaine B. Allen Director of Education and Community Engagement, who has also been a professional describer since 1993.