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Young People's Concert Series

Young People’s Concert Series events are presented free of charge and provide culturally diverse performing arts programs accessible to students grades K - 12 and families in an informal atmosphere. Events feature multicultural performances by internationally acclaimed, emerging, and regional young artists. 

Young People’s Concert Series events are open to the public and include programs for students K-12. Concerts are held at the Mann's TD Pavilion. All performances are 75 minutes. Parking is provided free of charge. No tickets will be issued; however, registration is required in advance. Seating is general admission and is on a first-come, first-served basis.


2019 Young People's Concert Series

Hairspray, May 23

In partnership with The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and performed by students of Upper Darby High School, the Mann Center presented the musical Hairspray to kick off our 2019 Young People's Concert Series.

About: It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!


People of Earth, July 8

People of Earth is a dynamic world music ensemble set on blurring the barriers between the great art forms of the terrestrial sphere, creating an explosive blend of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and beyond. With a world-class collective of musical minds whose origins span three continents with influences ranging further still, such an ensemble could only be christened People of Earth.


Rhythms of the World, August 6

Every country around the globe has a tradition around rhythm and how it reflects that culture’s traditions in music and community. At this event, we explored the world by listening and feeling the beat from multiple group performances. No passports needed to travel the world one beat at a time!

For more information about YPCS, please contact Naomi Gonzalez, Director of Education and Community Engagement Operations, at


YPCS Sponsors for 2019