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BSO Youth Concerts

BSO Youth Concerts introduce students to the power of live orchestral music by exploring connections between the repertoire and the concert theme.
Thomas Wilson conducts BSO musicians who are all wearing colorful shirts. A student watches from the balcony.

Thomas Wilkins conducts the BSO who are wearing their colorful instrument family shirts.

Designed with 4th–6th grade aged students in mind, Youth Concerts are enjoyed by a wide range of grades. Lesson plans and other supplementary materials are available to support integrated learning.

Thomas Wilkins looking up and smiling while holding his baton.
Thomas Wilkins, Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Education and Community Engagement

2022 BSO Youth Concert

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12pm
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 10am & 12pm
Friday, May 6, 2022, 10am

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, Artistic Advisor for Education and Community Engagement/Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor

So Now What: A Musical Look at Anticipation, Expectation, and a New Certainty toward the Fulfillment of Our Promise

Peter Boyer Silver Fanfare
LISZT Excerpt from Les Préludes, Symphonic poem
GROFÉ Sunrise, from the Grand Canyon Suite
BRITTEN Storm, from Four Sea Interludes, Op. 33a, from Peter Grimes
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
SCHUMAN Chester, from New England Triptych
PRICE 3rd movement (Juba dance) from Symphony No. 1
LISZT Three excerpts from Les Préludes

To purchase tickets for Youth Concerts, contact Group Sales at 617-638-9345 or One complimentary ticket will be offered for every 20 tickets purchased (limit of six free tickets per group).

Students and teachers from Boston Public Schools are invited to attend any BSO Youth Concert performance for free, subject to availability and with advance reservation. For more information or to make reservations, contact Group Sales at 617-638-9345 or

Programs and artists subject to change without notice.