Young People’s Concert

Join thousands of students from Portland and beyond at Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, and George Fox University’s Bauman Auditorium in Newberg to experience an exceptional 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 multi-cultural, historic, 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 and chaperones
  • Duration: 50 minutes with no intermission
  • Three Locations: Salem’s Smith Auditorium and Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • Reservations are required – order now!


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2023/24 Young People’s Concert: Music and Mythology


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium
270 Winter St. SE, Salem

10 am & 11:30 am


Thursday, February 29, 2024
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland

9:30 am & 11 am


Monday, May 6, 2024
George Fox University's Bauman Auditorium
1009 E. North St., Newberg

10 am - SOLD OUT
11:30 am - Seats available!



Deanna Tham, Conductor

Mythology has captured our imagination throughout the course of time.  These stories attempt to explain the natural world and human experiences, exploring timeless questions and serving as a compass to each generation. This program will give insight into the inspiration myths have provided composers over time. Experiencing this concert can be an extension for further study of these rich cultural stories and the gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures found within them.    

For more information, contact us at or 503-416-6364


Watch the 2022 Young People's Concert "Sinfónica!" series here


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