Education Program 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: Tickets to attend the 2014-15 Kinderkonzerts will open on Tuesday, September 9, at noon.

To host a KinderKonzert (or other PSO ensemble) at your venue: Please contact

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

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.   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

Thank you to our Season Sponsor, WEX, the PSO Official Hotel, Holiday Inn by the Bay, and our Education Partner, IDEXX.
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