About BSO Youth Concerts

BSOThe BSO's Youth Concerts provide an engaging, age-appropriate, and educational orchestral concert experience of the highest quality.


Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering positive character development messages through each performance led by Germeshausen Family and Youth Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins.
Germeshausen Family and Youth Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins leads each performance from stage, guiding the audience through the concert experience and delivering age-appropriate messages about character in conjunction with the concert program. Classroom teachers have access to information online that allows them to incorporate the concert experience and repertoire into their regular curriculum.

2018-2019 Youth Concerts

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10AM & 12NOON
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 10AM & 12NOON
Friday, March 29, 2019, 10AM & 12NOON

2019 BSO-Supplementary Materials (PDF)

Youth Concerts are appropriate for school groups grades 4-6.

New this season: The concert on Thursday, March 28 at 10am is especially geared for grades 8-12.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by calling SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200, or at the Symphony Hall Box Office.

For groups of 25 or more, a 20% deposit is required at time of order. One complimentary ticket will be offered for every 20 tickets purchased (limit 6 free tickets per group).

Students and teachers from Boston Public Schools are invited to attend any BSO Youth Concert performance or High School Open Rehearsal for free, subject to availability and with advance reservation. For more information or to make reservations, contact SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200.
Please note: A ticket handling fee of $1.50 will apply to all orders. Programs and artists subject to change without notice.

Please refer to the FAQs for Educators to learn more about this concert experience.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor
"Rule No. 1: Always Take the Scenic Route"


We are now living in an instant age. So many things can happen so quickly that we forget that life is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. This program demonstrates the many ways composers use music and the voice of the orchestra to remind us that in addition to things we want to achieve, there are also many things we need to observe and behold.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Procession of the Nobles, from Mlada
GROFÉ Sunrise, from Grand Canyon Suite
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes: Storm, from Peter Grimes
ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
ELGAR Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations
David DZUBAY Ra!
RESPIGHI Pines of the Appian Way, from Pines of Rome