The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic is proud to announce our 2019 Young People’s Concert, Inspired By Nature; Earth, Wind and Fire, featuring music of Beethoven, Vivaldi and much more. Again this year, for fiscal reasons there will only be one performance on Tuesday, April 9th at 10:30AM at the F. M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre .

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic along with the Board of Directors remains deeply committed to offering children in our region the opportunity to experience a Young People’s Concert. Today it is my pleasure to invite you to join us.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts provide a unique opportunity for children in grades 3 through 6 to explore classical music as part of their educational curriculum. Also very near and dear to us, the 2018/2019 NEPA Philharmonic mentoring students will perform on stage during this performance seated along side their mentors.

Participating schools receive study booklets and CDs that present background information on the music and composers in a fun and age appropriate format, while the CD presents excerpts of the upcoming concert’s music.

Admission Fees

Full Admission Fee: $7.00
Reduced Lunch Participants: $3.50
Free Lunch Participants: $2.10
Note: One Free Teacher or Chaperone for every 15 students
Additional Teacher/Chaperone Admission Fee: $7.00

Date and Location


Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
F. M. Kirby Center, 10:30am
71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 18701

Photo courtesy of Darren Elias Photography

Our Music Conductor, Mélisse Brunet

When I was a kid, each performance my friends and I gave side-by-side with professionals deeply changed our lives. We suddenly felt responsible, honored, respected, and every second of music, every word a professional would tell us was taken as a very special gift we would nurture for years. I became a professional musician, but most of my friends ended up in totally different fields and have kept playing their instrument and sharing that passion with their families and communities.

A community that takes care of their Youth in giving them responsibilities, in exposing them side by side with professionals, is building history, as well as a strong and healthy future for itself. I am very proud the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic gives this chance to our Young People of Northeastern Pennsylvania.