Young People’s Concerts

Join thousands of students from Portland and beyond at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to experience an educational concert – just for youth! The Oregon Symphony orchestra gives students a memorable musical experience by combining the expansive emotional impact of classical music with 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
  • Duration: About 50 minutes with no intermission
  • Location: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


2018/19 Young People’s Concert

Stories in Music

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
9:30 & 11 am
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Sold out

Norman Huynh, conductor

This program will capture the imaginations of our school-aged audiences, as we present music written to tell stories through orchestral music. How did John Williams capture the adventures of “Peter Pan” through his music? Students will learn how composers tell a story through melody, rhythm, dynamics, and orchestration

The program will include:

Coleridge-Taylor: Danse nègre from African Suite
Mason Bates: The B-Sides: Warehouse Medicine
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, fourth movement (“The Storm”)
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
John Williams: Flight to Neverland from Hook

Download 2019 Teacher’s Guide

You can also request a trained volunteer to visit your class and preview the concert – see the order form for details.

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

This concert will also be performed in Salem on Monday, April 29 at 10 and 11:30 am (both performances are now sold out). Learn more

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