Utah Symphony / Utah Opera expands youth programs with special family pricing at performances and Kids Club

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 21, 2017) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) announced today it would begin selling a $30 Family Pass and launch a new Kid’s Club as it expands its efforts to increase the accessibility and affordability of Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances for youth in the community.

Select performances, beginning with the January 2018 performances of Utah Symphony’s “Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky” and Utah Opera’s “Moby-Dick,” will be designated as Family Nights where the deeply discounted Family Pass will be available. The Family Pass enables a family of four (maximum two adults) to attend the performance for $30. Up to six additional youth tickets to be added onto the pass for an additional $5 each. Youth tickets can be used by K-12 children ages 5 through 18.

The Family Pass is on sale starting January 2, 2018 by visiting the ticket office at Abravanel Hall or calling (801) 533-6683. More information on Family Nights is available at utahsymphony.org/familynights or utahopera.org/familynights.

The Kids Club, to be launched in 2018, will treat kids interested in music with special social events, learning materials and activities—such as an annual “Ice Cream with Musicians” party and birthday greetings—all designed to further engage and inspire them with the world of classical music and opera. All youth, ages 5 through 12, interested in learning about music are invited to join the free program.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Kid’s Club Passport and Membership Card
  • Invitation to the annual “Ice Cream with the Musicians” event
  • A free ticket in exchange for showing a report card with a B or higher in an art or music class
  • Birthday card

In addition to the membership benefits, a Kids Club table will be in the lobby at Family Night performances with educational information about the orchestra, opera, and classical music for youth and their families. More information on the Kid’s Club is available at usuo.org/kidsclub.

USUO’s Family Nights and Kids Club expand the efforts currently in place to engage youth in the community with classical music and opera. The High School Club program, which offers students who form symphony or opera clubs at their schools a deep discount on tickets, Student Tickets program, which offers $15 tickets for most performances to students of any age, Utah Symphony Youth Guild, which offers volunteer service and education opportunities for young musicians, and USUO’s extensive education programs in the schools will continue alongside these new programs to round out USUO’s efforts to inspire youth with great live music.