2024/25 Young People’s Concerts

Join thousands of students from all over the region at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium in Salem to experience an exceptional educational concert – just for youth!

The Oregon Symphony gives students a memorable musical experience by combining the expansive emotional impact of classical music with multi-cultural, historical, and social concepts that relate to their lives and learning today.

  • Designed for students in grades 3–8
  • Cost: $5/student; free for students in the federal free & reduced lunch program and teachers/chaperones
  • Duration: 50 minutes with no intermission
  • Two Locations: Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Salem’s Smith Auditorium
  • School field trips and homeschools are all welcome
  • Registration is required
  • 2024/25 Young People’s Concert Teacher’s Guide coming soon




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2024/25 Young People’s Concert: The Nature of Music

Wednesday, February 12, 2025
Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium
270 Winter St. SE, Salem

10:10 am & 11:30 am

Thursday, February 13, 2025
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland

9:30 am & 11:15 am

This season, the harmony, rhythm, and power of nature takes centerstage for the Oregon Symphony. Whether it’s birdsong or the flight of a solo flute, our world vibrates with sounds that transport us to a place of breathless awe. That interplay of nature and music is the focus of this season and our Young People’s Concert. This program will give insight into the inspiration that the incredible natural world has provided to composers throughout music history.

Program Selections Coming Soon


For more information, contact us at educate@orsymphony.org or 503-416-6329


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