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.

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

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This youth concert is generously supported by Marie Jones and Suzanne Penegor, US Bank, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

The Orchestra Rocks Details

The Orchestra Rocks

Program runs 45-50 minutes.

The Orchestra Rocks concert explores how the orchestra rocks with a steady beat, rhythmic patterns, musical layers, and themes. Repertoire will include: Thomas Cabaniss’ “Come to Play,” Giuseppe Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” from Il trovatore, Gustav Holst’s “Mars” from The Planets, Igor Stravinsky’s “Dance of the Adolescents” from The Rite of Spring, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Finale from Symphony No. 4, Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana, and Thomas Cabaniss’ “Drumlines.”

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.

Meet the Orchestra! (ft. Eighth Blackbird)

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

This youth concert was generously supported by Marie Jones and Suzanne Penegor, Chvatal Orthodontics, Oregon Community Credit Union, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

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.

Pricing:
$5 per student & chaperone. Scholarships available.