Programs & Reservations

The Portland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome students, educators, and lifelong learners to engage with symphonic music through our Education programs. Join us as we celebrate our 91st Season and 36th anniversary of the iconic Magic of Christmas.

Make your reservation online: Click on your event below for more information or to make a reservation.

To host a KinderKonzert (or other PSO ensemble) at your venue: Please contact jelliott@portlandsymphony.org.

Prices:
KinderKonzerts  $5 per person (adult or child)
Youth Concerts  $5 per person (adult or child)
All orders include a $1.50 processing fee.

If you need help making your reservation call (207) 773-6128 ext. 308 or email jelliott@portlandsymphony.org.

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Brass KinderKonzert: Goin’ to the Zoo

Brass KinderKonzert: Goin’ to the Zoo

February 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Hear a menagerie of musical animals on a fun trip to the zoo with the PSO Brass Quintet! We’ll make sounds of animals on instruments big and small, and a roaring good time will be had by all! Learn the parts of a story (beginning, middle and end), identify key story elements and engage with other important reading concepts More

Strings KinderKonzert: Under the Sea with Swimmy

Strings KinderKonzert: Under the Sea with Swimmy

February 4, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Go on an undersea adventure with Swimmy the fish as he searches for his lost friends! The PSO String Quintet uses the sounds of their instruments to tell the Caldecott Award-winning story of Swimmy by Leo Lionni. Learn the parts of a story (beginning, middle and end), identify key story elements and engage with other important reading concepts. As the Quintet More

Youth Concert: Star Wars and Beyond: A Tribute to John Williams

Youth Concert: Star Wars and Beyond: A Tribute to John Williams

April 25, 2016 at 11:20 AM

The epic film compositions of John Williams are a superb example of heart-pounding storytelling through music. This concert features Williams’ greatest hits — from Superman to E.T. and Harry Potter to Star Wars. No other composer has taken us on more adventures using the transformative power of music. This performance is appropriate for learners in grades 3-5.   More

Percussion KinderKonzert: On the Go

Percussion KinderKonzert: On the Go

May 19, 2016 at 10:15 AM

How did people get from here to there a long time ago? On this musical journey through time, you’ll giddy-up through the history of transportation. Using all the banging, clanging and rattling they can muster, the PSO Percussion Ensemble takes us from horses to trains to modern transit. Learn the parts of a story (beginning, middle and end), identify More

Woodwind KinderKonzert: Peter and the Wolf

Woodwind KinderKonzert: Peter and the Wolf

Join the Portland Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet as they tell the story of Peter and the Wolf. Peter is a precocious young boy living with his grandfather and some animal friends. Follow along as Peter helps his pals out of a jam with the scary Wolf! Learn the parts of a story, identify key story elements and engage with More

Youth Concerts

Students hear the full PSO playing richly diverse styles of music, while learning about the elements of music and instruments. Held at Merrill Auditorium, these concerts are approximately 50 minutes in length. (ages 8-12) Upcoming Youth Concerts: More

KinderKonzerts

This season, the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s KinderKonzerts show how music may be used to tell a story. Explore the different families of orchestral instruments while introducing children to live symphonic music through fun and interactive programs with PSO musicians. The concerts are 35-40 minutes in length and take place at various locations throughout the state. (ages 4-8) Click here More

KinderKonzert Reservation Coordinators

For concerts held in Brunswick, Lewiston, Portland, Windham, and Saco click here to register. For concerts held in other communities please contact the designated reservation coordinator for individual sites. If you have any questions, please call (207) 773-6128 ext. 308 or email education@portlandsymphony.org.   Freeport Erica Skolnekovich Morse Street School 21 Morse Street Freeport, ME 04032 Erica@skolnekovich.com (207) 841-6255   Fryeburg More

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Thank you to our Season sponsor the Maine Arts Commission, POPS! Series Sponsor, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Official Hotel, Holiday Inn by the Bay, and Education Partner, IDEXX.
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