March 1 - March 3, 2023

Concerts for Youth

Please note the new times; adjusted to work better with school transportation and lunch schedules!

The Omaha Symphony is collaborating with the Carnegie Hall Weill School of Music (home of Link Up) and composer Enrico Lopez- Yañez to create a new participatory program focused on exploring Latin Rhythms and the communities that create that beat. These concerts blend music literacy and cultural competency skills as we connect the music we play together with the many heritages that make up our community.

The innovative tradition of Margre Durham’s Concerts for Youth continues with seamless integration of music and academic curriculums, dazzling visual media, and engaging interactive structures that are adaptable to singing or playing along. All types of participation are welcome at all concerts.

Curriculum, professional development, and continued support will be provided to all educators implementing this program.


$5 per student includes curriculum and a concert experience!

2022-23 Participatory Selections

  • "Cielito Lindo"
  • "La Llorona"
  • "Un, Dos, Tres"

Educator Resources Coming Soon!

Educator Info Session

September 23, 2022 • 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Holland Center

This hybrid session provides an overview of this year’s program, important performance details, and networking opportunities with fellow educators. Following the session, attendees are invited to attend the Omaha Symphony’s performance featuring our Music Director Ankush Kumar Bahl and soloist Gabriel Martins on cello.

Testimonials

“The best experience of my life!”
–Omaha, NE Student

“This program and its resources have had a DIRECT impact on our instrumental music programs. Students' reading levels are quite a few pages ahead in the books at the same time of year as other schools who do not participate in this program.”

–Omaha, NE Educator

“The song selections were great and very age appropriate!! As we left, one 4th grade boy said, 'I didn't know it, but I love the symphony!!' Thank you for all you do to give our students this experience.”
-Blair, NE Educator


Designed to address the following standards:

Nebraska Standards for Education:
Music: FA 5.4.1-3, FA 8.4.1-3
Social Studies: 3.3.1, SS 5.4.2, SS 5.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.4

Iowa Core Standards:
Fine Arts Alignment, General Music: 1 – 7
Social Studies: SS 4.10, SS 4.21, SS 4.22, SS 5.9, SS 5.19, SS 6.14