Outreach Programs

Education and Community

The Newark Symphony is committed to educating young students and building on their musical foundation, both as performers and as audience members. Several programs are available through the NSO to encourage young musicians:

Students eighth grade and under are admitted to any of the NSO concerts free of charge with accompanying adult. To obtain these tickets in advance, write to: info@newarksymphony.org or call 302-369-3466. Complimentary student tickets are always available at the Box Office.

Free Family Concert

familyconcert2010-1Musicians from the NSO are committed to performing an annual Free Family Concert in Newark, where children have a chance to experience live classical music in a fun and developmentally appropriate atmosphere.

Audience members are invited to make a good-will donation for admission. The concert is recommended for children 5-years old and up, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The concert will be followed by a Petting Zoo.

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Petting Zoo

familyconcert2010-2Musicians from the NSO will represent all families of instruments after the Free Family Concert, in order to give students a chance to get hands on experience with the instruments.

For information on this years concert, visit the Family Series page.,


Instruments in the Attic

InstrumentsInTheAttic-ad-B&amp_WInstruments in the Attic is NSO’s program which solicits donations of instruments from our patrons; we refurbish and grant these instruments to middle- and high school students who otherwise would not be able to own their instruments. The students, identified by their music teachers in the Christina School District, are encouraged to complete a grant application, and are selected on this basis. Cash donations toward refurbishing costs are also accepted.

Call (302) 731-0694 to donate instruments to NSO’s “Instruments in the Attic” program.

Your gift of a used instrument is 100% tax deductible and can change a life


Ensembles at schools or civic events: Small ensembles from the NSO are available to make educational presentations in schools or at civic events. Contact info@newarksymphony.org or call 369-3466 for more information.