Each year, the WSO’s Young People’s Concert Tour travels to schools and venues in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and provides thousands of elementary school students and their teachers with the opportunity to experience engaging and educational symphonic performances.

For information on the 2023 Young People’s Concert, see below.

Announcing the 2023 Young People’s Concert Tour!


Join Indiana Tones and her two friends, Christylez Bacon and Maestro John, as they travel around the world to find the special beat to unlock Indy’s recovered treasure chest. From Ghana to Ireland and back, this program–featuring the new Migrations in Rhythm: A Concerto for Beatbox and Rhyme by Evan Meier and commissioned by the WSO–will teach students how different cultures blend various rhythms together to become the genres of music we know and love today.

Concert schedule:

  • April 12 – 8:20 and 9:30 a.m. performances at Washington Park School in Washington, PA  
  • April 13 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. performances at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, WV
  • April 14 – 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. performances at J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center in Wheeling, WV

To register your school, click here.

Download the 2023 Teacher’s Guide here.

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2023 Young People’s Concert Tour!

  • Helen J. Prince Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • W.E. Stone Foundation
  • Karl and Mildred Niekamp Charitable Foundation
  • Schenk Charitable Trust
  • Charles R. Nailler Memorial  Foundation
  • Elizabeth S. Hess-Gebhard Fund
  • Robert L. and Helen E. Levenson Family Charitable Trust
  • Hess Family Foundation
  • Sands Charitable Trust

The 2023 Young People’s Concert features Migrations in Rhythm: A Concerto for Beatbox and Rhyme by Evan Meier and Christylez Bacon, which was commissioned by the WSO for our 2022 Opening Night Celebration. Here is a recording of the world premiere at the Capitol Theatre, featuring Christylez Bacon.