The Cape Symphony’s Educational Outreach programs strive to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts. Our mission to inspire joy drives our outreach initiatives, which aim to provide accessible, fun, and engaging opportunities to our wonderful Cape community.
All programs are free to participants thanks to generous grant and donor funding.
Outreach Program Highlights:
LinkUp: This Carnegie Hall-designed program provides music educators with special tools to prepare their students to perform with the Cape Symphony right from their seats in the audience. Students in grades 3-5 sing and play recorder or string instruments in a highly interactive concert that strives to recruit the next generation of talented musicians on Cape Cod. This year-long program provides all curriculum materials to students and teachers for free!
Young People’s Concert: Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s famous educational concerts, the Young People's Concert (YPC) gives 2,800 Cape Cod elementary school students the opportunity to hear the Cape Symphony live at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center every year. These 45-minute concerts are specially designed to provide a positive and meaningful first step into the world of symphonic music.
Tix4Music: This special program allows individual or groups of students in grades 5-12 to request tickets to Cape Symphony Masterpiece and CapePOPS! concerts. Unlike YPC and Link Up, these are full-length concerts that feature the greatest works in the symphonic literature as well as superstar guest artists that have ranged from Mark O’Connor to Yo-Yo Ma.
Cape Symphony in the Schools: In this program, the musicians come to the students and perform at their school’s own auditorium or gymnasium. With only three to five musicians in a group, the listening experience is much more focused and personal. Educators can request one of three version: Symphony, Jazz, or Jung-Ho in the Schools. Each version gives a much more up-close concert or rehearsal experience with a wide range of instruments and professional musicians who play them.