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KSO Youth Concerts 2018: Lenny’s Legacy

Concert Dates: March 12-16, 2018

Registration for the 2017-18 Youth Concert “Lenny’s Legacy" is available from Sept 1-Nov 3.
KSO Youth Concerts

Free Program:

Thanks to the generosity of many foundations, sponsors and individuals, participation in the KSO Youth Concert program is free of charge to schools. (Value: $7 per student!)

About the Program:
A note about the program from Mr. Daniel (Maestro Daniel Brier, Interim Music Director): "I am excited to celebrate Bernstein's singular contribution to American music during Youth Concerts this year. We will explore masterworks by Rossini, Prokofiev, Shostakovich; listen to captivating music from West Side Story; explore a fantastic piece by Jessie Montgomery, a contemporary composer and performer; and then sing together and even dance at the end."

Preparing for a great concert experience:

Preparing your students for the concert is important, and we've made it easy! A team of professional music teachers and KSO staff have designed learning materials to introduce students to the music and composers. These lessons support the overall music curriculum and are aligned with Michigan Standards and Benchmarks and GLCE's. A curriculum guide including lesson plans, activities and previews, will be mailed when we receive your registration form. We will also be sending out multiple electronic resources including links, video lessons and online material over the fall! When students are familiar with the music, the live concert becomes an exciting, culminating experience!

Busing Assistance:

Partial busing reimbursement is offered to help make this field trip possible. You will receive a form later, but for your planning, the scholarship is as follows:

  • KRESA schools: Schools pay $25 per bus, and Education for the Arts will provide the remainder of the balance.
  • Non-KRESA schools: $1 per student, not to exceed 50% of total cost of trip (provided by KSO)


Registration: Registration begins September 1st and closes November 3rd.

KSO Youth Concerts

2017's Youth Concert curriculum and links

YouTube 2017 Youth Concert Playlist

Standards & Benchmarks