The Young People’s Concerts are one of the most important contributions that Queens Symphony Orchestra makes to the community by bringing music education to the area’s youth. These concerts provide students of New York the opportunity to experience a live, professional symphonic concert in an outside performance hall with the emphasis placed on orchestral music in an educational and interactive format. These concerts serve up to 8,000 children per year, and are booked directly with public and private schools on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two themes offered each school year, one in the fall and the other in the spring. These events are appropriate for grades Kindergarten through 8, and are held at Kupferberg Center, Queens College. Study Guides are also sent ahead of time to all classes that attend the concerts, providing a more in-depth preparation for the performance. Attending schools may also download the study guide from our website, along with listening tools, games and suggestions for classroom activities.