VISALIA – Since 1959, the Tulare County Office of Education and the Tulare County Symphony have partnered to bring symphonic music to the students of Tulare County. During the annual Young People’s Concerts, students are treated to a live orchestral performance, coupled with lessons in music history and concert etiquette.
Over 9,000 students from across the area attend each year. Spanning seven separate concerts and three different venues – Visalia, Tulare, and Porterville – the Tulare County Young People’s Concerts are one of the oldest and largest youth concert programs in the nation. The Young People’s Concerts are open to students in grades 3-8. The Visalia concerts are offered on Oct. 24, the Tulare concerts are offered on Oct. 30, and the Porterville concerts will round out the event on Nov. 1.
This year, the symphony will perform Musical Adventures, with selections from film and television scores highlighting the program. Special classroom curriculum has been created for the program and seats are still available for each venue. For registration information, teachers are encouraged to call Kate Stover at 559-741-0809.