Oregon Symphony


Education & Community

2017/18 Young People’s Concert

Need to know:
  • Designed for students grades 3-8
  • $5 per student; free to students in the federal free/reduced lunch program and adult chaperones
  • Held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • Concert lasts about 50 minutes
  • Reservations required
    (use PDF order form)
Monica Hayes, Education & Community Engagement Program Director

Students and teachers from Portland and beyond arrive at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall eager to experience an Oregon Symphony concert performed just for them! The entire orchestra, along with associate conductor Norman Huynh, give young listeners a memorable musical experience by combining the expansive emotions of classical music with historical and social concepts which relate to their lives today.

Our complimentary teacher’s guide (available in November) and YouTube clips of each composition can be previewed on the Young People’s concert page and in the teacher’s guide! Educators can also arrange for a trained volunteer to visit your class to preview this concert by requesting a docent.


Download order form


Sounds of Home

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 9:30 am and 11 am

Norman Huynh, associate conductor

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. To listen to each selection, just click on the title.


American Salute


Hedwig’s Theme


Danzón No. 2


West Side Story: Overture


Variations on a Shaker Melody


Symphony No. 9
   II. Largo



Sam Hyken

Tocatta y Fuga in D minor

Order forms may be mailed in or submitted by fax. For questions and more information, contact Monica Hayes, Education & Community Engagement Program Director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org