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.

Upcoming Performances

(Note: May 2020 concerts were cancelled in accordance with CDC recommendations on large gatherings)

September 24 and 25, 2020

Registration for the 2020-2021 YPCs is open. Just click on the program above to go to the registration page. The YPCs are based on a new program for orchestra called The Harmony Games, which tells the story of four quarreling families who ultimately come together through the power of music. It is interactive, inspirational, and fun for all. This will be a memorable introduction to the orchestra for elementary age children.

For questions please email Heather Gage