These early-age performances are scaled to engage K-3rd grade students while providing an introductory overview of orchestral instruments and music. Storytelling themes are often used to sustain the interest and attention of this young audience throughout these 35-40 minute performances. KinderKonzerts are held at various locations throughout the state and are performed more than 50 times per season.
Woodwinds: The Moral of the Story
Join the PSO’s Woodwind Quintet as they explore Aesop’s Fables. This program features a series of five original compositions by Maine-based composer Tom Myron along with five of the legendary authors’ fables: The Bear and Bees, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Crow, The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, and The Lion and the Mouse.
Strings: Themes and Variations
This new program revolves around a common musical convention: themes and variations. This show will explore how little pieces of music can be turned into huge pieces with a little creativity, experimentation, and determination. This program features well-known melodies as well as more in-depth classical works arranged by PSO musician and composer Kevin Owen.
Brass: Working Together
Sometimes it takes more than a steady tempo to hold a brass quintet together. Join the PSO Brass Quintet as they use music by composers like Bach, Brahms, and Haydn to show how respect and teamwork truly allow a group to make beautiful music together.
Metal, Skin and Wood in the Percussion Family
Percussionists are unique in that they can make music with almost any object you can imagine, from brake drums off of old cars to a delicate and sophisticated wooden marimba. Students will learn about the wide range of instruments in the percussion family.