Youth Concerts

Over 20,000 students and teachers from the Dallas/Fort Worth area attend the Dallas Symphony Youth Concerts each year! The Youth Concert series presents three different programs each year for students in grades PreK-6. 

2018/19 Youth Concerts:

Beethoven & Bernstein

November 14 & 15

The DSO celebrates the 100th birthday of the American musical genius, Leonard Bernstein, by pairing his music with that of the composer he loved the most: Beethoven. From Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to Bernstein’s West Side Story, this concert takes a fascinating look at how one master inspired another.


I Am a Musician

January 23 & 24

Get to know the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra up close and personal!  Musicians will talk about what it means to be a musician, how their instrument fits into the fabric of the orchestra, and play some of their favorite pieces.  This concert will also feature some extremely talented students from the DSO’s Young Strings program as they play with the full orchestra.


Carnegie Hall’s The Orchestra Swings

May 1 & 2

“Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel, a musical era, a style of dance, and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other. Though swing is characteristically associated with jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the DSO, students will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing.

NOTE: Link Up concerts include a free, mandatory Teacher Training. Please plan to attend from 9:30-11:30am on one of the following dates:

January 7 or February 15

Link Up Teacher Training sessions will be in the Meyerson Symphony Center, Lower Level.

Please RSVP to Sarah Hatler at




How to Book a Reservation?

Click Here to fill out a Youth Concert Reservation Form and get started OR contact Thomas Mears at 214.871.4054 or at Youth Concert tickets are $6.50 per person. Final headcount and payment are due three weeks before the concert.