Give your students a one-of-a-kind musical experience with these captivating educational concerts! Join us as ensembles of Oregon Symphony musicians bring the Symphony off the stage and into schools across the Portland area, with some hilarious help from our narrator.

  • Designed for students in grades K–2
  • Cost: $3/student; free for students in the federal free/reduced lunch program
  • Duration: About 30 minutes
  • School field trips, homeschools, and families are all welcome

Reservations are required – order now!

Students will learn about the instruments of the orchestra, how to listen to music, and more.

Download 2018/19 Kinderkonzerts Teacher’s Guide


2018/19 Kinderkonzerts

“Adventures into Sound”

Percussion: Off the Beatin’ Path

November 5, 6 & 7, 2018

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.

Woodwinds: Charting a Changing Course

December 10, 11 & 12, 2018

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.

Brass: Blast Off!

January 14, 15 & 16, 2019

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!

Strings: Once Upon a Tune

March 18, 19 & 20, 2019

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! 

Schedule and Locations

Lincoln St. School
801 NE Lincoln St., Hillsboro (9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 am)

Percussion: Monday, November 5
Woodwinds: Monday, December 10
Brass: Monday, January 14
Strings: Monday, March 18

Woodstock Elementary
5601 SE 50th Ave., Portland (8:30, 9:30 & 10:30 am)

Percussion: Tuesday, November 6
Woodwinds: Tuesday, December 11
Brass: Tuesday, January 15
Strings: Tuesday, March 19

Faubion School
2930 NE Dekum St., Portland (9:15 – sold out, 10:15 & 11:15 am)

Percussion: Wednesday, November 7
Woodwinds: Wednesday, December 12
Brass: Wednesday, January 16
Strings: Wednesday, March 20

For more information, contact Monica Hayes, education & community programs director

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