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.

2017 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

March 21 | March 28 | May 9, 10, 11 | May 16
10:15 am & 11:30 am

The program: 

Vince Lee, conductor

Ravel | "Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas" from the Mother Goose Suite
Tchaikovsky | Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
J. Strauss | Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
Bach | Suite No. 3 in D Major, "Air on the G String"
Brahms | Hungarian Dance No. 12 in D Minor
Prokofiev | "Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet
Ravel | "The Fairy Garden" from the Mother Goose Suite
Dvořák | Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor                 
Bernstein arr. Peress | "Mambo" from West Side Story


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. 

Changes may be made to your reservation date and numbers anytime prior to the payment due date. The cost: $7 per student and $8 per adult, and includes comprehensive preparation materials and a teacher workshop.One FREE teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. Please note that a handling fee will be added to each order.


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

Teacher Resources

Teacher Packet

The Score (for Students)

Additional Activity: Bach

Additional Activity: Brahms

Recorder Rehearsal Tracks

Teacher workshops

This year's Discovery Teacher Workshops will take place from 9:00am - 1:00pm on Monday, January 16 and Monday, February 20. Register today to claim your spot!

Workshop Registration


For more ways to use this repertoire in your classroom, check out Symphony in Color

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