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Each year, the LA Phil presents Symphonies for Schools: an exciting, in-person concert experience for students from throughout Los Angeles. We have offered these free concerts to hundreds of thousands of children since our first season in 1919. The century-long tradition is returning to Walt Disney Concert Hall this season.

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2024 In-Person Program

The in-person program includes free admission to a concert performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall for all students in grades 3-5 and music students in grades 6-12.

Do you need financial assistance with transportation?
The LA Phil has a limited amount of funding available for bus granting. Should you require financial assistance with transportation, please indicate in the appropriate area in your application.

The application period is now closed. Please check back in during the Fall for the application period to open.

Elementary Schools

Swan Lake: Reimagined

Tuesday, February 27
Wednesday, February 28

Experience how Tchaikovsky's timeless composition inspires a revamped story for a modern audience by featuring selected pieces from the classic suite and, of course, a dancing accompaniment.

Secondary Schools

Music and Architecture
Thursday, February 29
Friday March 1

Composers through the ages have been inspired by the buildings around them--after all, music and architecture share similar cornerstones of rhythm, proportion, and harmony. Travel through time with us to explore the connections between music-making and the structures that have moved us.


To download curricula from past Symphonies for School concerts, visit our Learning Resources page.

How long will these concerts and activities be available?

Materials will be available for one to two years after they premiere.

Is there a limit to the number of teachers or students who can use this resource?

No, this resource is free and accessible to any school, teacher, family, or youth at no cost. However, registration is required. Register here.

What is included in the Hollywood Bowl Digital Field Trip?

The Hollywood Bowl Field Trip includes behind-the-scenes tour videos, a self-guided exploration of our Hollywood Bowl History page, and a creative design challenge for all ages.

What is included in the elementary and secondary lesson plans?

Each module contains a concert video and three lesson plans including discussion prompts and downloadable PDF student worksheets.

Do the SFS Lesson Plans meet California Arts Standards?

Yes, each SFS module will include a description of the standards met for each lesson.

What is Sound/Stage?

Sound/Stage is a free online concert series produced by LA Phil Media, the media and digital initiatives arm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Featuring classical, jazz, and popular artists, the series brings the LA Phil’s musical offerings to the screen, along with interviews, playlists, and program notes that shed new light on each episode’s theme. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series is filmed at the Hollywood Bowl, where musicians are able to perform together outside while socially distanced.

I have an accessibility request.

Please reach out to us at with the details of your request, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs!

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Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee