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Young People’s Concert

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Sunday • March 24 • 1:00 pm
Lyman Center for the Performing Arts 501 Crescent Street
New Haven, Connecticut (CT) 06515

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The orchestra performs on a stage in front of a large screen showing colorful lights in motion

This performance is free and open to the public. For information about the field trip offering of this program for schools, click here.

Meet the orchestra! This free, interactive program designed for kids will show off all the cool sounds that an orchestra can make. After the concert, kids can meet NHSO musicians in the lobby and try real orchestra instruments at the instrument “petting zoo.” The 50-minute concert program will include:

Bizet: “Toreadors” from the opera Carmen
Montgomery: Starburst
Dvorak: Wind Serenade
Dukas: Fanfare from La Peri
Bernstein: “Mambo” from West Side Story
Harberg: Prayer
Peck: Thrill of the Orchestra

The Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton, II, Principal Pops Conductor

How to Get Your Free Tickets

This concert is free but tickets are required.  Click the button to register online or call us at (203) 693-1486.

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A wait list is now available for this performance. We typically see over 100 returned tickets to these concerts so signing up for the wait list is strongly recommended! The box office will email you your tickets once you are moved off of the wait list and into the event.

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We ask that you please let us know if you can no longer use your tickets so that we can make them available for another child. If you need to return your tickets, please call us at (203) 693-1486 or email BoxOffice@LongWharf.org. You can also let us know you aren’t coming by filling out this form.



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  • Accessibility

    Ramp & Door Access

    The Lyman Center is equipped with push-button access, outside as well as inside the main vestibule. There is a wheelchair ramp to the right of the stairs leading up to the doors nearest to the theater.

    Seating Options

    There are accessible seating options along the back row of the front sections. These seats have swing arms and space considerations for wheelchairs or service animals. There is also companion seating available. Please refer to the seating chart to find these seats or inquire about these options when contacting the box office or email access@newhavensymphony.org.


    Parking at the Lyman Center is complimentary for NHSO concerts. The parking lot is accessed from Crescent Street. There are ADA-reserved spaces near the entrance to the Lyman Center. Patrons are also encouraged to drop off and pick-up directly in front of the venue entrance.

    For additional convenience, valet parking is also available to purchase in advance. More information coming soon.

    Public Transportation

    There are stops on the 243 at Wintergreen Ave and Farnham Ave, at Fitch Street and Wintergreen Ave, and at Fitch Street and Crescent Street. Each stop is equidistant to the Lyman Center (about 0.3 miles). Guests may access the Lyman Center from Crescent Street or by using pedestrian walking paths opposite of Wintergreen Ave on Fitch Street. Both paths are wheelchair accessible.

    There is a pedestrian overpass that goes over Fitch Street near the Wintergreen Ave intersection. Please note that the Fitch Street entrance to the overpass has steps, but wheelchair users may access it on Wintergreen Ave. There is also a street-level crosswalk with curb cuts for those who get dropped off on Fitch Street.

    Click here for a comprehensive map of the 243 bus route.


    There are ground-level, gendered, multi-stall bathrooms on either side of the auditorium at the Lyman Center. The restrooms are labeled according to gender. We invite patrons to use whichever restroom best corresponds with their gender identity.

    Sensory Related Accommodations

    Sensory kits and earplugs are available at all of our concerts. Patrons can also request to borrow ear defenders for the duration of the concert. To obtain a pair, see a staff member.

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