The Elizabeth G. Schneider Discovery Concerts, held during the school day, engage young minds through exciting full orchestra performances. These morning performances by the Richmond Symphony last approximately 50 minutes and correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Participating schools receive student listening guides, a teacher guide and a study CD in advance of the performance. The focus of the 2012-13 Discovery Concerts will be imagery and music; inspiration for this program comes from the rich visual arts community in Richmond. The concert experience will give students the opportunity to explore how composers and musicians use sound to create images in the minds of listeners and how music inspires visual artists, too. Students will learn new ways to listen to and think about music.
Both elementary and secondary students are invited to Discovery Concerts; age appropriate performance guides help students and teachers get the most out of the concert experience. The concert at 11:30 a.m. on March 21 will be geared toward middle and high school students. This concert will feature the same great music and a more sophisticated presentation, though students of any age are welcome at all concerts. Concerts serve city, county, private and home-schooled students. Tickets are $5 (general admission); $4 for Title 1 schools.