2014 Young People’s Concerts bring music to over 56,000 Central Florida Students

In October and November, the Orlando Philharmonic presented the Young People’s Concert, “Nature in Music” to over 56,000 students. Over the course of 28 concerts, the Philharmonic provided the program free of charge to every 3-5 grade student in Orange County Public Schools, thanks to support from OCPS; and to over 4,000 students at the School District of Osceola County, thanks to support from United Arts of Central Florida and the School District of Osceola. In addition, over 5,800 students from Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and other counties attended the program during home and private school performances at Bob Carr Theater.

The Young People’s Concerts have been a staple of music education in Central Florida for over 20 years. This year’s concert included music by composers such as Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mussorgsky, John Williams and others. Students were led through the concert by narrators from the Orlando Repertory Theater, and the concerts were augmented by performances by Orlando Ballet and local opera singers.

This program is supported in part by United Arts of Central Florida. Through the Arts and Culture Access Grant, children attend field trips and in‐school programs that connect to their class curriculum. Learn more or view lesson plans at www.UAArtsEd.com.