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!

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

Download 2019/20 Kinderkonzerts Teacher’s Guide


2019/20 Kinderkonzerts

“Musical Merriment and Other Misadventures”

Strings: Three Pigs Construction Co.

October 14, 15 & 16, 2019

The Three Little Pigs – as different as different can be. Their personalities are as distinctive as their homes. Come join the construction crew and help lay the foundation with the right beat, frame the structure at a toe tapping tempo, and blow the roof off with a crashing crescendo!

Percussion: A Treasure Trove of Tunes

January 27, 28 & 29, 2020

Arrr Maties! Join our percussion trio for a musical treasure hunt as they dig up some surprising sounds and rhythms. You never know what music can be created when using common objects in unusual ways. After all, one person’s “trash” is a percussionist’s “treasure!”


Brass: Royal Rumpus

February 10, 11 & 12, 2020

As the trumpets announce the arrival of royalty, travel back to the time of knights in shining armor, fancy balls and ornate castles. The Royal Talent Agent is in search of just the right brass ensemble and the perfect musical lineup. She needs some help from the audience to make this a rockin’ Royal Rumpus!


Woodwinds: Zany Zoo Tunes

April 13, 14 & 15, 2020


All Oregon Symphony concerts through May 11 have been canceled in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please visit our coronavirus page for full details.

All abooaarrd! The Zoo Train is departing for a creature-crazy expedition. Hop on and meet animals and instruments of all shapes and sizes, from the buzzing bumblebee (piccolo) to the lumbering elephant (bassoon). There’s room aboard for everyone.

Schedule and Locations

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

Strings: October 14
Percussion: January 27
Brass: February 10
Woodwinds: April 13 (CANCELED)

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

Strings: October 15
Percussion: January 28
Brass: February 11
Woodwinds: April 14 (CANCELED)

Faubion School
2930 NE Dekum St., Portland (Wednesdays at 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15 am)

Strings: October 16
Percussion: January 29
Brass: February 12
Woodwinds: April 15 (CANCELED)

For more information, contact Steve Wenig, vice president and general manager. 

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