Oregon Symphony

 

Education & Community

Youth Concerts

Oregon Symphony Youth Concerts provide high quality artistic experiences in music for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our developmentally appropriate family of Youth Concerts offers comprehensive, sequential learning experiences that encourage active participation by students, parents and teachers alike. We believe that music is an essential and equal part of the total school curriculum and, while our concerts cannot replace sequential arts education curriculum in the school, they are designed to help schools meet and exceed the Oregon Department of Education’s Arts Content Standards curriculum objectives and deepen a student’s enjoyment and understanding of classical music.

  • Young People's Concertsuggested for grades 3-8. Full Oregon Symphony orchestra experience held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on school day mornings. 50 minute concert

  • Kinderkonzertssuggested for grades K-2. Small ensembles of Oregon Symphony musicians hosted in local public school gyms on school day mornings. 30 minute performance

  • Kids Concertssuggested for families with children ages 5-10. Full Oregon Symphony orchestra experience held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Sundays at 2 pm. 60 minute concert

  • Take advantage of our free curricular resources to help shape your Youth Concert experience

  • How to schedule your symphony visit


Need to know more? Contact Monica Hayes, the Oregon Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Program director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.


Young People's Concert 2014, Grades 3-8

 

“Oregon Symphony Orchestra:
  Some Assembly Required!”

Paul Ghun Kim, Resident Conductor

Building a professional orchestra takes many key components. You start with highly skilled musicians, using top of the line instruments, practicing their craft daily. Add on a conductor to lead this group of 75+ players as they prepare the great orchestral music for their much anticipated performance.

The stage and production crew make sure everything is ready to go. The audience provides the energy needed to make a performance come alive!

Join narrator Pam Mahon as we examine the many parts of our amazing Oregon Symphony Orchestra, section by section.


Higdon Machine
Grieg Holberg Suite 1st mvt
Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin 1st mvt
Traditional Simple Gifts – sing along
Copland Variations on a Shaker Melody
Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio Overture
Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude, Act III
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espanol mvmts 4 & 5

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:30 am and 11 am
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:30 am and 11 am

Cost: Students $3, free for students on Federal Free-Reduced Lunch program and all chaperones. Our complimentary teacher’s guide and companion CD are great resources. Also, you can arrange for a trained volunteer to visit your class to preview this concert by requesting a docent.

How to make your Young People’s Concert reservations: Use the order form linked below. Mail or fax it in to address on that form or call 503-416-6312.



Teachers' Guide - 2013/14 Young People's Concert (1.6 mb PDF) »

What is a Young People's Concert?

Students and teachers arrive at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall eager to experience the full Oregon Symphony playing just for them! The conductor, narrator and orchestra give young listeners a memorable concert experience by combining the expansive emotions of classical music with historical and social concepts that relate to their lives today. Young People's concerts last 50 minutes and are designed especially for grades 3-8.  

Watch a video about Young People's Concerts (Video length: 0:55)

Need to know more? Contact Monica Hayes, the Oregon Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Program director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.


Kinderkonzerts - Grades K-2

 

“That's What It's All About”

Strings: If you're happy and you know it!

A wonderful surprise, a silly game, a gloomy morning … music helps us share our feelings with others. Join the members of our string quintet as they explore the many different moods of music.

Woodwinds: What a wonderful world

Music is important in everyone's life. Come along with the woodwind quintet as we travel around the world and learn about different cultures through song and dance.

Brass: Celebrate good times

Whether it's your best friend's birthday party or winning the big game, celebrations are marked by music and our brass players love to party! You're invited to a morning of musical revelry where we'll learn how melody and rhythm can really get the party started.

Percussion: Get into the groove

What do Samba, disco, and the hokey pokey all have common? A groovy beat! Meet our percussion trio who will introduce you to the instruments of the percussion family and discover how the beat keeps you tapping your feet.

2013/14 Kinderkonzert dates, times and locations:


  Peninsula
Elementary

N. Portland
Mondays
Woodstock
Elementary

S.E. Portland
Tuesdays
Lincoln St.
School

Hillsboro
Wednesdays
Strings October 14
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
October 15
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
October 16
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Woodwinds December 9
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
December 10
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
December 11
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Brass March 10
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
March 11
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
March 12
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Percussion April 7
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
April 8
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
April 9
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Times shown in RED are Sold Out.

Peninsula Elementary | 8125 N Emerald St. Portland, OR 97217
Woodstock Elementary | 5601 SE 50th Ave. Portland, OR 97206
Lincoln Street Elementary | 801 NE Lincoln St. Hillsboro, OR 97124

Kinderkonzert cost: Students $2 per performance, free for students on Federal Free-Reduced Lunch program and all chaperones. Our complimentary teacher’s guide and companion CD are great resources.

How to make your Kinderkonzert reservations: Use the order form linked below. Mail or fax it in to address on that form or call 503-416-6312.

2013/14 Kinderkonzert Teacher’s Guide  (2.8 mb PDF) »

What are Kinderkonzerts?

Small ensembles of Oregon Symphony musicians, with help from our narrator, bring the orchestra off the stage and into schools for an up-close musical experience where children are active listeners. This series of four 30 minute performances is designed to introduce the four instrument families of the orchestra to students K-2. Kinderkonzerts are held at three Portland-Metro Area host school locations. 

Watch a video about Kinderkonzerts (Video length: 1:22)

Need to know more? Contact Monica Hayes, the Oregon Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement Program director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.


 



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Education & Community Engagement

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