"Send Me to the Symphony"
The Symphony Sampler Concert Program provides teachers with stimulating preparatory materials to teach their students about composers, as well as melodic and rhythmic themes. The program culminates with a concert at the beautiful Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. Plano Symphony musicians perform during classroom visits and provide the written program of concert music that the children will experience at the live performance on concert day. The instructional materials and musician visit enable teachers to make the most of their students' concert-going experience.
For information about bringing The Symphony Sampler Concert Program to your school, please call 972-473-7262, ext. 21.
The Plano Symphony offers one Sampler Concert for adults. To experience this concert, please complete our reservation form.
To learn how to help send a student to the Symphony, or for support of Symphony Sampler Concerts, click here
Family Symphony Sundays Series are fun filled afternoons of family entertainment as well as an exciting educational experience for all ages. These interactive concerts feature notable melodies that are familiar favorites.
The series is divided into 2 series of 4 concerts each in Frisco and Plano. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes and pre-concert activities are held that include the popular Instrument Petting Zoo, coloring stations and the favorite Conductor's station.
Four more concerts follow the Spooky Symphony in the family series that showcase the woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion.
For more about the Family Symphony Sundays Series and ticket information click here.
Our "Zoo" is a collection of orchestral instruments whose cases have been painted to look like different animals. Our "Zoo" gives children the opportunity to see, hear and play different instruments. Children can visit our "Zoo" at our Family Symphony Sundays Concerts, community festivals and other events for the opportunity to see, hear and play different instruments. Our "Zoo" is available free of charge to schools!
To reserve a date for the Instrument Petting Zoo, click here.
Collin County Young Artist Competition is a great opportunity for the serious young instrumentalists. Students throughout Collin County compete in January. The competition has three categories: strings, winds and piano. Winners are named in both the Junior Division (grades 1-8) and the Senior Division (grades 9-12). The competition winners perform as soloists with the Plano Symphony Orchestra during the March Young Artist Concert. Place winners may be invited to perform at other events.
To apply for the Young Artist Competition click here.