Topeka Symphony
Free School Day Concerts —

July, 2017


Dear Educator:
The Topeka Symphony is pleased to announce our 18th annual SCHOOL DAY CONCERTS on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will again present two performances designed for 5th through 8th grade students. The hour-long concerts will be at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Black History month by featuring works by and about African-Americans. Selections from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, African-American composer William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American), and American spirituals sung by noted baritone Richard Todd Payne will highlight these free concerts for school children.
Through the generous support of Kaw Valley Bank, Cox Communications, Federal Home Loan Bank, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Security Benefit/SE2, Union Pacific Foundation, and Westar Foundation we are again able to present these concerts at no charge to the schools or students. Parking will be provided for buses. The Park and Shop Garage at 6th and Quincy, a city-pay per hour-parking garage, is available for individual cars.
To reserve your school’s place at one of the performances, complete the registration form that can be found on our web site (, scan it, and email it to or fax it to 785-232-6204, or mail it to Topeka Symphony Orchestra, School Day Concerts, PO Box 2206, Topeka, KS 66601-2206. Reservations will be accepted on the designated form only. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.
Performances tend to fill up within a few weeks, so do not delay in returning your form. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-serve basis. Written confirmation of your registration will be mailed to the primary contact person identified on your registration form. Teacher resource information will be available at soon after.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 785-232-2032 or


Hope to see you there!

Bob Keckeisen
Assistant General Manager


NOTE: Contact me soon after sending your registration to make sure we received it.


TSO School Day Concerts Registration Form (11kb pdf)