Elementary Youth Concerts

Eugene Symphony hosts two youth concerts each season that open thousands of students' eyes, ears and imagination to a rich world of orchestral music. Our interactive youth concerts are designed to entertain, education, and inspired elementary students, the young musicians of the future! Classroom teachers receive an activity guide to prepare students for their visit to the Hult Center.

2017-18 Elementary Youth Concerts:

The Orchestra Swings (New!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Performances at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

A partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute


The Orchestra Swings Details

The Orchestra Swings

Program runs 45-50 minutes.

The Orchestra Swings explores how “Swings” is many things, including a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance that grew alongside the music; and the feeling when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket.” Concert repertoire highlights include: Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 1, Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, Duke Ellington’s Duke’s Place, Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing, Bernstein’s Time Square, and When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional).

Please Note: The Orchestra Swings is the culminating youth concert for Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute that pairs orchestras across the country with students in elementary schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up will play recorders or violin with the Eugene Symphony from their seats, with select students from regional schools and the BEST After School program invited to perform on-stage with the orchestra. Students who are not part of the Link Up program are absolutely welcome and encouraged to attend.

Price: $5 per student & chaperone.

Scholarships available.

Musical Time Machine

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 
Performances at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

Musical Time Machine Details

Musical Time Machine Program

Program runs 45-50 minutes.

Explore music through the ages as we travel through time together! The Hult Center for the Performing Arts will become a musical time machine, with overhead lights flashing each time the audience is “transported” to a different year in history. Each piece represents a musical time period and focuses on a different musical concept prominent to the era. Repertoire highlights include: Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Strauss’s Serenade for Winds, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and Williams’ Adventures from Earth.

Download the Musical Time Machine Teacher's Guide.