Arts Outreach for Kids

A-OK (Arts Outreach for Kids) makes world-class artists accessible for students and families. A partnership between TFAC and Tryon Concert Association, A-OK presents 4 daytime concerts during the 2019-2020 season. Concerts are entertaining, educational, and inspiring for the next generation of arts enthusiasts.

Admission is only $3 for students and teachers, and $7 for the general public-the perfect way for homeschoolers, families, and educators to experience new performances.

Get the most out of the A-OK experience with a season ticket: all 4 shows for $10 per student/teacher or $25 for general public. For season ticket purchases for A-OK call us at 828-859-8322.


Shadow Dance

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 10 AM
Presented by Tryon Fine Arts Center

“Truly amazing!” Heidi Klum, America’s Got Talent Judge

Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.  Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!  You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again.  Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories including the captivating new piece. You will never look at your own shadow the same way again!

MozART Comes To Town

Comedy string quartet

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 1 PM
Presented by Tryon Fine Arts Center

“We treat our Muse with a humorous irony and we’re sure, she will have nothing against it!”

MozART Group: Take a classical composition as a canvas, analyze its structure and theme, surround it with musical associations, brilliant outstanding ideas and while listening to the final product the listener is constantly surprised, amazed, laughing, and moved to tears. The musicians of MozART Group have been playing together since 1995 and have given concerts in all of Europe, Canada, the USA, and Asia.

Omer String Quarter

Young Concert Artists International Prize Winners

Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 10 AM
Presented by Tryon Concert Association

“The Omer Quartet played as if the ink were still wet on the page.”

Distinctive among today’s young string quartets, the Omer Quartet won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and holds the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of YCA. It made debuts during the 2018-2019 season in the Peter Jay Sharp Concert of YCA in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center. Committed to community engagement, the Quartet devotes time to creating original and interactive programs. It is known for performing and engaging with local communities through demonstrations, masterclasses, and concerts.

Spartanburg Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble

Driving beats & colorful melodies

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 10 AM
Presented by Tryon Concert Association

“Having never been to this type of concert before, we had no idea what to expect. We were absolutely blown away by the amazing talent and expertise of this group.”

From classic Brazilian dances to funk-inspired tunes and traditional Haitian drumming, this percussion ensemble entertains audiences with a blend of driving beats and colorful melodies. The ensemble employs drum sets, marimbas, shakers, beaters, and a slew of wild instruments for their exciting and engaging events. The Percussion Ensemble, founded in 2016, is made up of longtime friends and colleagues, some of whom have been playing together since their Atlanta drum and bugle corps days. The members currently form the core percussion section for the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

Thank you to Tryon Concert Association for partnering with us to make A-OK possible!

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