Discovery Concerts


The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Duke Energy Discovery Concerts are designed for students in grades 3-6. Don’t miss the opportunity for your students to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform in the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. For many students, this is the first chance they have to hear a major orchestra perform live.


2019 discovery concert dates

"I had a wonderful time attending the ISO Discovery Concert. The rhythm of the different music was lively - exciting like Beethoven and some were mellow - like Swan Lake. I loved hearing all different kinds of music I have never heard before."

- Cole, fifth grade

February 5 | February 6 | February 13 | March 1 | May 7 | May 28
10:15 am & 11:30 am

The program:

From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond!

Blast off to space with the ISO as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing! ISO Principal Trombone, James Beckel, has written a special piece just for this occasion, and it will be performed along with other “interstellar” works in this space-themed concert!


preparation materials coming soon!

The Teacher Curriculum is a guide to help you prepare your students for a great concert experience. It is connected to the National Music Standards, as well as, some Indiana State Standards. The Student Workbook, called The Score, features written activities and discussion starters for students. 


1. Estimate the number of seats needed and select your date and time concert preference.
2. Complete the online reservation form via the link below. 

The cost: $8 per student and $9 per adult, and includes comprehensive preparation materials and a teacher workshop. One FREE teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. 




For more information contact Megan Masterman, Education Program Manager at 317.262.5224.

Teacher workshops

 Discovery Teacher Workshops will take place from 9:00am - 1:00pm on Monday, January 21, 2019 and Monday, February 18, 2019. Click here to learn more about the workshop.



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