For Families

Share your love of music with the entire family at one of the Oregon Symphony’s many family-friendly programs.


Kids Concerts

These three Kids Concerts are designed especially for Portland’s up-and-coming music lovers. Both entertaining and educational, they last about an hour – perfect for kids and their families!

  • Designed for ages 5–10
  • Affordable family ticketing – buy all three and save!
  • Duration: About an hour

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Symphony Storytimes

Introduce younger children to music with a fun, interactive storytime at a local public library. A reader from the library will tell the stories while an Oregon Symphony musician brings them to life with live music. At the end, the kids get to try the instruments for themselves!

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Give your children in grades K–2 an up-close musical experience with these entertaining, educational programs hosted by three Portland-area schools.

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Young People’s Concerts

Bring your kids in grades 3–8 to the concert hall as the Oregon Symphony orchestra performs a concert that connects music to their education and the world around them.

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For more information, contact Monica Hayes, Hank Swigert director, learning and community engagement programs.

Together We Can Do More

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Resources for Families

Instruments of the Orchestra

Discover the four families of instruments in the orchestra!

Support our education programs

Learn what you can do to help bring our education programs to even more children across the Portland area.

Online Resources

Learning guides, arts and crafts, interactive websites, and more!