POWELL HALL EDUCATIONAL CONCERTS

 

POWELL HALL EDUCATIONALCONCERT IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

> St. Louis Symphony Powell Hall Educational Concerts have been going on for many years in the St. Louis area (The first Young People's Concert was in 1921!) and are open to all students ...including homeschoolers. SHARE attends select Young People's Concerts as a group and has awesome seats in the Dress Circle Box and Grand Tier sections.

> Remember, even though the Teacher's Guide's and website give age recommendations they are only loose guidelines. All ages can and do attend. The Young People’s Concerts are geared for about K-8the grade, but high school students often come with their younger siblings. 

> If the date or time that SHARE is going does not work for your family, you can make a reservation as your own “school” for a different concert and purchase tickets directly from the Powell Box Office for the same $5 price. Call 314-286-4156 or email education@slso.org to reserve tickets. Go to www.slso.org and click on “Community and Education” for a complete schedule of Educational Concerts.

> To sign up for one of the Young People’s Concerts go to the Public Page of the SHARE website at www.sharehomeschool.com  and click on the “Calendar” link on the top bar. When the Calendar appears, click on the date/concert you want. A pop-up window will appear on the left side of your screen. Fill out the required information and your name will be added to the sign-up list. SHARE pays for your spot once your name is on the list.

> Cost of the Educational Concerts is $5.00 per person. Both adults and students have to pay but lapsitters are free. Send a check made payable to SHARE to: Cathy Mullins, 3675 Montana, St. Louis, MO 63116 for one or more of the concerts. Please note the specific concerts in the check memo.  If you are using Paypal you must pay for each concert individually. Remember to send your payment BEFORE concert day - Powell Hall does not like us to collect money in the lobby on the day of the concerts.

> There are NO individual tickets for the Educational Concerts. We have one master ticket for all of us and we are seated together as a group. Concerts are about 45-50 minutes in length. .

> Powell Symphony Hall is in the Grand Center District, located one block north of The Fox Theatre, AT 718 N. Grand, 63101. It is on the corner of Delmar and Grand. Parking costs $1 - $5 in the lots around Powell Hall on student concert days. Sometimes you can find spots on the street, but remember to put change in the meter. For more detailed directions, go to www.slso.org and click on “Plan Your Visit,” then scroll down to ”Parking &  Directions.” 

> Meet in the lobby of Powell Hall by 10:30 am. Seating begins PROMPTLY at 10:30 am, even though the concert doesn't start until 11:00 am. Allow yourself enough time to park and walk to Powell Hall. The SHARE line  forms against the wall.  If you are late and we've already been seated, tell the ushers you are with the SHARE homeschool group in Grand Tier or Dress Circle Box.

> The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Education Director puts together wonderful Teacher’s Materials for each Educational Concert.  It is very helpful to look them over before attending a concert. To view and download the Teacher’s Materials go to: https://www.slso.org/en/edu/education-concerts/planning-your-visit/ 

> There is no specific dress code at Powell Hall (The regular St. Louis Symphony evening events are usually very dressy), but it’s a good idea for the kids to look better than when they are just playing in the backyard. 

> Babies, toddlers and preschoolers ARE allowed to attend the Educational Concerts, but will be asked to leave by an usher if they are disruptive. No running, roughhousing, food, drinks, or strollers allowed. A lot of parents bring small QUIET toys, crayons & notepads, etc. to keep younger ones occupied as they're waiting or listening to the concert.
 
> If something happens on the morning of the concert and you have to cancel, PLEASE try to give someone else your tickets as we cannot return them to Powell Hall. 
 
> Let us know ahead of time if you need any type of ”special needs" seating or assistance.
 
> AS WITH EVERY SHARE EVENT, BE SURE AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL FREQUENTLY FOR ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES OR UPDATES