Reaching out with music


Students entering the Pioneer Center to attend a YPC performance.

The Reno Philharmonic, in partnership with the Washoe County School District, presents Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) for over 8,000 third, fourth and fifth-grade students every year. Students travel by bus to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts from Washoe County School District schools, as well as from outlying, private, and home schools.

This concert experience is intended to provide young listeners (age 7-12) with an enjoyable introduction to symphonic music, enhance live music appreciation, and hopefully inspire them to become musicians themselves.

2019-2020 Performances

October 3 and 4, 2019 (Home Means Nevada Program)
May 7 and 8, 2020 (Carnegie Hall Link Up Program)

Registration for the 2019-2020 YPCs is open. Just click on the programs above to go to the registration page. The fall YPCs are based on the theme Home Means Nevada, and will feature music inspired by our state’s history, including a Home Means Nevada sing-a-long and an excerpt from a brand new composition about the railroad that the students will love! In the spring, the Reno Phil will perform Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Sings. Teacher and Student resources for the concerts will be sent out digitally.

For questions please email Heather Gage