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Youth Concert: May I Have Your Attention Please

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

(A musical look at getting, giving, and paying attention)

Malcolm ARNOLD (1921-2006) Four Scottish Dances: I. Pesante (“Heavily”)
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Coronation March
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony No. 1: IV. Adagio—Allegro molto vivace
Julius FUČIK (1872-1916) Entrance of the Gladiators, March
William Grant STILL (1895-1978) Symphony No. 1, Afro-American: II.: Sorrow
William Grant STILL Symphony No. 1, Afro-American: III. Humor
Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945) Concerto for Orchestra: II. Game of couples
Bedich SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Dance of the Comedians

Tickets are $10 each, with one complimentary ticket for every 20 tickets purchased. A 10% deposit is required 6 weeks before the concert, with the remainder due 4 weeks before. Students and teachers from Boston Public Schools attend any Youth Concert for free, subject to availability and with advance reservation. Contact Group Sales at 617-638-9345 or

Thomas Wilkins, dressed in all black, sits on the steps of the Symphony Hall stage and speaks to a large audience of young students

Performance Details

Oct 26, 2023, 11:00am EDT

Getting Here

A view of the empty Symphony Hall, with the stage in the distance

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