Middle School Concerts



Bring your band or orchestra students to experience the Houston Symphony this year!

The Middle School Concerts are 55-minute, full orchestra concerts presented in Jones Hall for grades 6-8 band and orchestra students. The concerts are designed to strengthen students’ appreciation for music by exploring the intentions of composers and inspiration for music throughout history. These concerts facilitate students’ acquisition of active listening skills.

2017-18 PROGRAM:
Music in Context: Dvorák's Symphony No. 8
Robert Franz, associate conductor

By Antonín Dvorák's time (1841-1904), the symphonic form was well-established. Within each movement, there were compositional expectations for how to progress with melodic development, themes and styles. Dvorák decided to take a less traditional approach in his eighth symphony. Houston Symphony Associate Conductor Robert Franz will bring to life the many melodies, styles, colors and textures that Dvorák uses in this work.

Dvorák: Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8
 

SEATS:
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This experience is limited to band and orchestra students in grades 6-8. Please find registration information below. Physical tickets are not printed for these concerts, but designated seats for each school/group are provided.

    Schools/Groups of 20 and more:
      Students: $9.75
      Adults: 1 free adult per 10 students (recommended ratio of students to adults)
      Additional adults: $9.75
    Small groups of fewer than 20:
      Students: $20
      Adults: $20
    Discounts
          Schools with at least 75% of students identified as economically disadvantaged qualify for even further reduced ticket prices. Payment plan options are also available. To learn how to qualify, contact Keisha Cassel, Manager of Education at 713-238-1488 or email keisha.cassel@houstonsymphony.org.
    Houston ISD Discounts
      Houston ISD band and orchestra directors - click here for more information.

REGISTRATION:

2017-18 STUDENT CONCERT REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW

Step-By-Step Login Instructions

We have streamlined our student concert registration process so it will be more like a normal ticket buying experience giving you more control. When registration open on Wednesday at 10AM, you will find the link at houstonsymphony.org under the Education and Community Section. If you have purchased tickets before with your school account, you can use your login but if this is your first time, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on "Forgot Your Password" - We created temporary passwords for all of the emails in our system so by entering your school email and clicking "Email My Information" you will be sent a link to create your own password. If your school email is not in our system, please Create An Account to begin.
  2. Check your email for the link - It may take up to 15 minutes for the email to come through and you may need to check your spam/junk folder. Once the email arrives. There will be a link prompting you to create your new password.
  3. Choose a new password - Type in your new password and click submit. Once you are logged in, you may need to click the student concert registration link again to get to the concert selection portion.
  4. Link your school - If you are connected to the correct school, hit continue or change your school affiliation. To look up a different school, type in the zip code of your school address and select your school from the drop down. If it is not listed, select "I can't find my school".
  5. Select Your Concert - From there you will be logged in and you can select your concert, number of tickets, and plan your visit. You will need to enter a valid credit card to complete your reservation but your card will not be charged.



August 9th will begin the pre-registration period for those interested in registering for the Pre- & Post-Concert Musician Visit package.

Registration for the concert only will open on August 11, 2017 at 10:00AM.

Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for the concert dates/times listed below. Payment is not required at the time of registration. However, seats will be released if contracts/letters of agreements are not returned within the time frame communicated in correspondence after registration

For those of you who have registered for these concerts in the past, please know that this year's registration will be slightly different. You will be logging in and selecting the specific performance you would like to attend, so please have your preference(s) ready to go.

*You will need to enter a valid credit card at checkout in order to reserve your seats, but the card will not be charged. Payment is due 40 days prior to the concert, which is a change from past seasons, so plan ahead with your financial department. * 

2017-18 CONCERT DATES/TIMES:

Tuesday, November 28 at 9:30am Limited Seating!

Tuesday, November 28 at 11:15am Limited Seating!

Tuesday, December 5 at 9:30am Limited Seating!

Tuesday, December 5 at 11:15am

Wednesday, December 6 at 9:30am

Wednesday, December 6 at 11:15am


TRANSPORTATION 

All schools are responsible for transportation accommodations.
Directions to Jones Hall and bus parking will be distributed prior to the concert. 

TEACHER RESOURCES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 


NEW & RECOMMENDED!

PRE/POST CONCERT MUSICIAN VISITS

Musicians will visit a middle school ensemble to explore curriculum crafted to specifically relate and enhance the concert program that they will attend at Jones Hall. The students will see this musician before the concert, during the concert (where that musician will be performing within the orchestra) and after the concert. This offering is optional to enhance the Middle School Concert experience.

 Learn More


For additional information please contact education.community@houstonsymphony.org

 

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