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


2017/18 Young People’s Concert

Sounds of Home

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9:30 & 11 am
Norman Huynh, conductor

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Throughout history, music has been a reflection of each composer’s cultural background and influences of their homeland. Join the orchestra as we discover the diversity of cultures shaping the great pieces of music, with a spotlight on music from The Americas. 

The program will include:

Gould: American Salute 
Márquez: Danzón No. 2
Bernstein: West Side Story Overture
Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody
Dvořák: Largo from Symphony No. 9 in E Minor
Sam Hyken: Tocatta y Fuga in D Minor
Fernández: Batuque
John Williams: Hedwig’s Theme

Download 2018 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.

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