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Interactive concerts that share the fun & fundamentals of symphony music

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.

This year, the PSO’s first ever all-digital KinderKonzerts will be made available for free to the students and families of Maine via PSO TV and here on the PSO’s website.

To host one of these entertaining educational programs, email PSO Director of Education and Community Development John Elliot at jelliott@portlandsymphony.org or call (207) 773-6128 ext 166.


Woodwinds: Aesop’s Fables

The Tortoise and the Hare, the Country Mouse and the City Mouse, The Bear and the Bees. Aesop’s Fables have been adapted in to a musical work by the composer Tom Myron and is now available in an all-digital KinderKonzert format. Join our host Matt as the members of the PSO’s woodwind section explore all of the things that make their woodwind instruments unique while listening to musical renditions of these timeless tales.

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Strings: Beethoven: Inventor and Storyteller

Performed by the PSO String Quintet, this performance this program explores the musical mind of one of the greatest composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven. The PSO String Quintet will dig into some of his works like the Fifth Symphony to see what made Beethoven’s musical mind tick.


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Brass: The Musical Olympics

Join the PSO Brass Quintet as they celebrate an age-old tradition, the Olympics. PSO brass musicians will show feats of strength, break musical world records, and strive for artistic excellence in this all-digital KinderKonzert program.



Percussion: Instruments In the House

Soda can shakers, cardboard box tambourines, and soup can xylophones. Every household is filled with an entire percussion if you are looking hard enough! Join the PSO percussion section as they show off some of their favorite household musical instruments.

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