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2015-16 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.


2016 Young People’s Concert, suggested for Grades 3-8

 


“Musical Lingo”

Paul Ghun Kim, resident conductor
Pam Mahon, narrator

Master the “language of music” in just 50 minutes. Learn to speak like a musician. Impress your friends and relatives! Ever wonder why so many musical terms end in “O”, like adagio, allegro, presto and largo? Can’t quite put your finger on why a piece of music makes you feel happy, sad, or like getting up and dancing? If so, this concert is for you. Act now and save your seats for the answers to all of these burning questions … and enjoy some great music in the process!

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9:30 am and 11 am
Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:30 am and 11 am

Young People’s Concert 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.

The 2016 Young People's Concert Teacher's Guide
will be available December 2015.

What is a Young People's Concert?

Students and teachers arrive at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall eager to experience the 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 which 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.


2015/16 Kinderkonzerts Grades K-2




“Musical Merriment and other Misadventures”

Strings: Three Pigs Construction Co. - October 26-28

The Three Little Pigs – as different as different can be. Their personalities are as distinctive as their homes. Come join the construction crew and help lay the foundation with the right beat, frame the structure at a toe tapping tempo, and blow the roof off with a crashing crescendo!

Brass: Royal Rumpus - January 11-13

As the trumpets announce the arrival of royalty, travel back to the time of knights in shining armor, fancy balls and ornate castles. The Royal Talent Agent is in search of just the right brass ensemble and the perfect musical lineup. She needs some help from the audience to make this a rockin’ Royal Rumpus!

Woodwinds: Zany Zoo Tunes - February 22-24

All abooaarrd! The Zoo Train is departing for a creature-crazy expedition. Hop on and meet animals and instruments of all shapes and sizes, from the buzzing bumblebee (piccolo) to the lumbering elephant (bassoon). There’s room aboard for everyone.

Percussion: A Treasure Trove of Tunes - April 11-13

Arrr Maties! Join our percussion trio for a musical treasure hunt as they dig up some surprising sounds and rhythms. You never know what music can be created when using common objects in unusual ways. After all, one person’s “trash” is a percussionist’s “treasure!”

2015/16 Kinderkonzert dates, times and locations:


  Peninsula
Elementary

N. Portland
Mondays
Woodstock
Elementary

S.E. Portland
Tuesdays
Lincoln St.
School

Hillsboro
Wednesdays
Strings October 26
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
October 27
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
October 28
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Brass January 11
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
January 12
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
January 13
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Woodwinds February 22
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
February 23
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
February 24
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Percussion April 11
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
April 12
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
April 13
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

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 free 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.


2015/16 Kinderkonzert Teacher’s Guide  (5 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. All schools, homeschools, and families are encouraged to attend.

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.



Kids Concerts

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

 



Oregon Symphony
Education & Community Engagement

503-228-4294
educate@orsymphony.org

 

 

 


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