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 90th Anniversary Season and 35th anniversary of the iconic Magic of Christmas.

In celebration of these landmark anniversaries, the PSO is launching a 3-year Beethoven Cycle, with complementary education and community engagement programming.

Three of our Kinderkonzert ensembles will focus on Beethoven’s musical inspirations (Haydn, Mozart and Bach), his early compositions, and his ability to write major compositions amidst hearing loss. Our Spring Youth Concert will provide an in-depth exploration of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, one of his masterpieces. Lifelong learners will benefit from a similar program, presented as a free workshop and open dress rehearsal on May 4, 2015.

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 education@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 education@portlandsymphony.org.


Youth Concert: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Youth Concert: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

October 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Meet the brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments on this journey through the orchestra! Each section plays excerpts from Britten’s classic Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, plus familiar favorites from Harry Potter and Jurassic Park.   UPDATE: As of 09/25/14 at 1:45pm, both performances on October 27, 2014 are now sold out. To register for the waitlist, please More

Woodwind KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven

Woodwind KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven

October 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

In celebration of the PSO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and the launch of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, the Woodwind KinderKonzert Quintet will focus on music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven. Join us as we explore the music that Beethoven listened to as a young child (when he was KinderKonzert age!), his early compositions, and his ability to persevere through hearing More

Brass KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven

Brass KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven

February 2, 2015 at 10:15 AM

In celebration of the PSO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and the launch of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, the Woodwind KinderKonzert Quintet will focus on music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven. Join us as we explore the music that Beethoven listened to as a young child (when he was KinderKonzert age!), his early compositions, and his ability to persevere through hearing More

Strings KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven

Strings KinderKonzert: The Music and Life of Beethoven

March 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM

In celebration of the PSO’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and the launch of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, the Woodwind KinderKonzert Quintet will focus on music and life of Ludwig von Beethoven. Join us as we explore the music that Beethoven listened to as a young child (when he was KinderKonzert age!), his early compositions, and his ability to persevere through hearing More

Youth Concert: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Youth Concert: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

May 5, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Did you know that once you unlock the mysteries of one symphony, you will forever have the key to understand all the symphonies ever written? Join the Portland Symphony and Conductor Norman Huynh to learn how Beethoven used the classic symphonic form in his Seventh Symphony — and launch yourself toward understanding a whole world of Classical music.   More

Percussion KinderKonzert: What You See and What You Hear

Percussion KinderKonzert: What You See and What You Hear

May 11, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Audiences should be prepared to make some noise with the Percussion KinderKonzerts: What You See and What You Hear! Using a variety of instruments, the PSO’s percussion ensemble leads attendees in an exploration of percussive sound using mallets, brushes, sticks, and their bare hands. The concert has a 40-minute running time and is meant for children aged 4-8. If you More

KinderKonzerts

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 3-7) Click here to see our Online Insight Video: What is a KinderKonzert? 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

KinderKonzerts

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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

 
 
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