The Philadelphia Orchestra offers an array of resources to serve teachers planning to bring groups to one of our School Concerts.
Concert Preparation Materials
For the 2019-20 season, The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks. The Carnegie Hall website has many free digital resources available: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Educators/Link-Up/Resources/The-Orchestra-Rocks
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s free workshops prime teachers for the optimal experience in preparing students for School Concerts. At a workshop, teachers can deepen their understanding of the music to be performed at the concert, become acquainted with best practices for implementing the Link Up curriculum, and explore techniques for arts-integrated instruction more broadly.
Planning Your Visit
Forms and Helpful Information
SDP Class Trip Request Form
SDP Parental Permission Form
Certificate of Liability Form
Guide to Audience Behavior
Inclement Weather Policy
Directions to the Kimmel Center and Kimmel Center Parking
Group Leader Instructions
Enhance the quality of your School Concert experience with a free classroom visit from an Orchestra docent. These knowledgeable volunteers help prepare students for the concert with a presentation designed to increase their knowledge and understanding of the music, musicians, and the concert hall.
Docent visits are free of charge and available to school groups who purchase 25 tickets or more. Request a docent presentation when ordering your tickets or by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
PLEASE NOTE: Docent requests made less than four weeks before your scheduled concert may not be able to be accommodated.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Collaborative Learning department recommends the following websites that support arts education in the classroom.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Kidszone
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
San Francisco Kids