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Education Concert



The annual Education Concert takes place in the fall at the Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, Indiana. This concert features the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra performing selected works for a young audience. These concerts target elementary and middle school students. Prior to the concert provide learning materials for the teachers, students and parents. These materials will prepare the younger and older audience members for the concert by giving background information on the composers, the musicians and the music.


Explore Indiana


In celebration of 200 years of Indiana history, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Kirk Muspratt, presents a concert exploring Indiana. This years’ selections include music by Indiana musicians like Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and Michael Jackson. The Symphony will feature each instrument family and show the variety of sounds in the orchestra. Students will also hear a variety of genres celebrating the bicentennial with music by Aaron Copland and John Williams. This concert is a great opportunity for students to learn about music while also learning about the history of Indiana.


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Download the Study Guide  

Tuesday, October 2­5, 2016

For students in grades 2 - 12.

Performance Times 9:25 am & 10:50 am

Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville

Cost per student/adult: $6

Re­gistration Deadline:  September 23, 2016­

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