2018/19 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, educate, and inspire elementary students, the young musicians of the future! Classroom teachers receive an activity guide to prepare students for their visit to the Hult Center.

Meet the Orchestra!
(ft. eighth blackbird)

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

REGISTER HERE (by Nov. 6, 2018)

This youth concert is generously supported by Chvatal Orthodontics and Oregon Community Credit Union.

Meet the Orchestra! Details

Meet the Orchestra! Program

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor

Meet the Orchestra! ft. eighth blackbird invites you to build an orchestra on-stage! Come explore with us, as we learn about the different elements that go into creating a musical experience: the conductor, the orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion), the audience, and guest artists! Watch and learn how all of these different groups work together to create something spectacular and bigger than the sum of all the individual parts. Meet the Orchestra! features multi-Grammy-winning, Chicago-based contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird. Repertoire highlights include: On A Wire, a concerto written especially for eighth blackbird by Jennifer Higdon, one of today’s most vital composers, Ginastara’s Malambo from Estancia Suite, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Dukas' La Peri, Offenbach’s Can Can, and more!

Concert Details:
Program runs 45-50 minutes.

$5 per student & chaperone. Scholarships available.

Youth Concert Teacher's Guide Coming Soon.

The Orchestra Rocks

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
Performances at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
A Partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute


(Register by October 10, 2018 to participate in the affiliated Link Up curriculum program. More info on the Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks program here).

This youth concert is generously supported by US Bank.

The Orchestra Rocks Details

The Orchestra Rocks

Program runs 45-50 minutes.

Youth Concert Program Details & Teacher's Guide Coming Soon.

Please Note: The Orchestra Rocks 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.