Oregon Symphony

 

Education & Community

Youth Concerts

Oregon Symphony Youth Concerts provide high quality artistic experiences in music for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our developmentally appropriate family of Youth Concerts offers comprehensive, sequential learning experiences that encourage active participation by students, parents and teachers alike. We believe that music is an essential and equal part of the total school curriculum and, while our concerts cannot replace sequential arts education curriculum in the school, they are designed to help schools meet and exceed the Oregon Department of Education’s Arts Content Standards curriculum objectives and deepen a student’s enjoyment and understanding of classical music.

  • Young People's Concertsuggested for grades 3-8. Full Oregon Symphony orchestra experience held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on school day mornings. 50 minute concert

  • Kinderkonzertssuggested for grades K-2. Small ensembles of Oregon Symphony musicians hosted in local public school gyms on school day mornings. 30 minute performance

  • Kids Concertssuggested for families with children ages 5-10. Full Oregon Symphony orchestra experience held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Sundays at 2 pm. 60 minute concert

  • Take advantage of our free curricular resources to help shape your Youth Concert experience

  • How to schedule your symphony visit


Need to know more? Contact Monica Hayes, the Oregon Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Program director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.


2015 Young People’s Concert, Grades 3-8

 

 

“Oregon: Sounds of Wonder”

Paul Ghun Kim, Resident Conductor
Pam Mahon, Narrator

We are fortunate in Oregon to have such a diversity of natural wonders. From the depths of the Pacific Ocean to the snow-covered top of Mount Hood, nature and its sounds are all around us. This program will present composers’ musical interpretations of the natural wonders we enjoy in Oregon-rivers, forests, valleys, mountains, high desert, the gorge, even the sounds of the city! Join us as we explore the majesty of our state through the power of live classical music.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30 am and 11 am
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:30 am and 11 am

Cost: Students $3, free for students on Federal Free-Reduced Lunch program and all chaperones. Our complimentary teacher’s guide and companion CD are great resources. Also, you can arrange for a trained volunteer to visit your class to preview this concert by requesting a docent.

How to make your Young People’s Concert reservations: Use the order form linked below. Mail or fax it in to address on that form or call 503-416-6312.


What is a Young People's Concert?

Students and teachers arrive at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall eager to experience the full Oregon Symphony playing just for them! The conductor, narrator and orchestra give young listeners a memorable concert experience by combining the expansive emotions of classical music with historical and social concepts that relate to their lives today. Young People's concerts last 50 minutes and are designed especially for grades 3-8.  

Watch a video about Young People's Concerts (Video length: 0:55)

Need to know more? Contact Monica Hayes, the Oregon Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Program director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.


2014/15 Kinderkonzerts Grades K-2



Small groups of Oregon Symphony musicians, with help from our narrator, bring the orchestra off the stage and into schools for an up-closemusical experience where children are active listeners. A series of four 30 minute performances designed for students
K-2, Kinderkonzerts are held at three Portland-Metro Area host locations.
These are open to all schools, including homeschoolers and family groups.


Kinderkonzerts: “Adventures into Sound”

Brass: Blast Off!

Travel out of this world with the brass instruments as we explore the stars and planets looking for alien life. Finding our way back home to Earth may be a challenge, but the musical clues that we discover should point us in the right direction!

Woodwinds: Charting a Changing Course

Explore the sounds of the world as our woodwind quintet takes us on a journey into the changes we find in nature and music. Our adventure takes us on an expedition that compares the changes in music with natural changes like the four seasons, weather, and animals.

Strings: Once Upon A Tune

Music breathes life into classic children's stories. We'll explore how music enhances stories such as "The Tortoise and the Hare" and explore the string instruments in our version of "Snow White and the String Quartet." This is sure to be interactive fun for everyone!

Percussion: Off the Beatin' Path

Learning about rhythm has never been so much fun! Everyone will be movin' and groovin' to the beat as dance and rhythm are used get their toes tappin' and fingers snappin! They'll be a whole lot of countin' going on as kids explore the world of percussion instruments.

2014/15 Kinderkonzert dates, times and locations:


  Peninsula
Elementary

N. Portland
Mondays
Woodstock
Elementary

S.E. Portland
Tuesdays
Lincoln St.
School

Hillsboro
Wednesdays
Brass October 13
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
October 14
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
October 15
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Woodwinds December 8
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
December 9
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
December 10
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Strings February 9
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
February 10
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
February 11
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Percussion April 13
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
April 14
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
April 15
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Times shown in RED are Sold Out.

Peninsula Elementary | 8125 N Emerald St. Portland, OR 97217
Woodstock Elementary | 5601 SE 50th Ave. Portland, OR 97206
Lincoln Street Elementary | 801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro, OR 97124

Kinderkonzert cost: Students $2 per performance, free for students on Federal Free-Reduced Lunch program and all chaperones. Our complimentary teacher’s guide and companion CD are great resources.

How to make your Kinderkonzert reservations: Use the order form linked below. Mail or fax it in to address on that form or call 503-416-6312.


2014/15 Kinderkonzert Teacher’s Guide  (2.4 mb PDF) »

What are Kinderkonzerts?

Small ensembles of Oregon Symphony musicians, with help from our narrator, bring the orchestra off the stage and into schools for an up-close musical experience where children are active listeners. This series of four 30 minute performances is designed to introduce the four instrument families of the orchestra to students K-2. Kinderkonzerts are held at three Portland-Metro Area host school locations. 

Watch a video about Kinderkonzerts (Video length: 1:22)

Need to know more? Contact Monica Hayes, the Oregon Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Program director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.


 



Oregon Symphony
Education & Community Engagement

503-228-4294
educate@orsymphony.org

 

 

 


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