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AGES 4 – 8
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)

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Portland Public Library

Woodwinds: October 27th at 10:15am and 11:15am

Strings: December 5th at 10:15am and 11:15am

Brass: February 15th at 10:15am and 11:15am


Brunswick High School

Woodwinds: October 6th at 9:30am and 10:30am

Strings: December 12th at 9:30am and 10:30am

Brass: February 28th at 9:30am and 10:30am

Percussion: May 17th at 9:30am and 10:30am (Tickets on sale soon!)


Biddeford Performing Arts Center

Winds: February 9th at 10:30am


Lewiston, Olin Center for the Arts at Bates College

Brass: March 15th at 9:30am and 10:30am


Woodwind KinderKonzerts: The Little Beaver and the Echo

Join five woodwind players from the Portland Symphony as they explore the story of the Little Beaver and the Echo, a children’s story written by Maine author Amy MacDonald. Learn about musical concepts like melody, harmony, rhythm and call and response as well as a little about woodwind family of instruments.

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All Woodwind KinderKonzerts

String KinderKonzerts: The Lighthouse Keeper

Meet all of the instruments from the string family as they tell the story of Abbie Burgess, the bravest young lighthouse keeper in Maine’s history. Known for keeping the light burning on Matinicus Rock during a terrible winter storm 1856, Abbie’s story is told today in many children’s books including Abbie Against the Storm by Marcia Vaughn and Keep the Lights Burning Abbie by Peter Roop. This show was written by Maine Composer Delvyn Case.

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All String KinderKonzerts

Brass KinderKonzerts: Burt Dow, Deep Water Man

Get to know Burt Dow, Deep Water Man as he manages to befriend an especially hungry whale and brave a surprise gale! Inspired by the famous work by Robert McCloskey, this program, this program features five of the PSO’s best brass players.

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All Brass KinderKonzerts

Percussion KinderKonzerts: The Giant Turnip

More information coming soon!

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All Percussion KinderKonzerts




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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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