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Concert Attendance

posted Sep 28, 2015, 8:59 AM by Kristiana Matthes   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 9:00 AM ]

Dear Parents and Students,

One fun way to celebrate music is to watch others perform. There are many fabulous concert opportunities in the Salt Lake valley. This can be a huge motivation for practicing; I know it definitely is for me!

 The Utah Symphony offers concerts just for younger audience. The lollipops series is for any age and concerts are generally around an hour. The family series is for ages 8+ and concerts are in the evenings, usually around 90 minutes.  

  • October 27th, 7pm is a fun, wizarding Halloween concert, family. I am playing in this!
  • December 18-19th, 7:30pm, Feature Film: Home Alone concert, not a youth concert but sounds really fun
  • December 19th, 11am and 12:30, Here comes Santa Claus concert, lollipops
  • December 22-23, 7pm, Bugs Bunny concert, family

 Speaking of the Utah Symphony, the Utah Youth Guild is a very fun way to get more involved with the symphony. A family membership is still only $25 for the year and this includes lots of backstage and volunteer events with the guild as well as discount tickets to symphony concerts (as little as $5 per student and $10 per parent). I still have fun memories from my time in Utah Youth guild! You can find more information here:

Thanks to the strong Suzuki program and emphasis Salt Lake has on the arts there is excellent, high-level music making in student orchestras. I think the top orchestras are Utah Youth Symphony and Young Artist Chamber players. You can go to their websites to find out about their free, classical concerts offered several times throughout the school year.  

 Temple Square has a wonderful, free concert series. They ask that audience members be 8 years+. You can find a complete calendar on their website.

 The University of Utah also has a mostly free concert series. It features faculty (many of whom are Utah Symphony members), chamber music, and student recitals. You can find a complete calendar on their website:

I hope these ideas can inspire every family to attend a concert very soon!

 Happy practicing!


Miss. Kristiana