Albert Lee and Jennie Tibben, YPCs 2014
Reaching out with music

Young People's Concerts


Students entering the Pioneer Center to attend a YPC performance.

The Reno Philharmonic, in partnership with the Washoe County School District, presents 10 Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) for over 10,000 third, fourth and fifth-graders. 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 with an enjoyable introduction to symphonic music, enhance live music appreciation, and hopefully inspire them to become musicians themselves.

2016-2017 Performances

The Fall YPCs are SOLD OUT
May 11 and 12, 2017

Registration for the 2016-2017 YPCs is now open for WCSD schools. Registration for outlying and private schools will open Monday, August 15. The Fall YPCs will be a fall celebration, highlighting Dia de los Muertos. In the spring the Reno Phil will bring back Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra MovesCurriculum guides for the fall YPCs will be available in early August. Curriculum guides for Link Up will be available in mid-September.

For questions please email Amy Heald.