Educational Concerts

woodwinds 10-28-14We are proud to present an educational concert each fall for elementary and middle school students in field-trip groups; these concerts are ideal for students in grades 3-6. Our performances capture the imaginations of our young audience members, all while teaching them about the sound of each instrument in the orchestra and how players make music together.

Our 2018 concert, A Musical Adventure, will take place Tuesday, October 23, once again in Oak Brook, with identical performance presented at 9:30 am and 10:45 am.

The 2018 concert features a variety of classical and contemporary music that is certain to delight students:

  • The first and last movements from Alexander Borodin's 1876 Symphony No. 2
  • Charles Gounod's 1879 Funeral March of a Marionette, best known as the theme song of the Alfred Hitchcock television show
  • Russell Brower's theme music from the World of Warcraft video game

Full registration information is available here. Ticket prices will be $5 per student. Please contact us with any questions!

basses 10-28-14Comments received from the past concerts:

"My students loved it. Maestro Lipari is so engaging. Wonderful concert.They LOVED it and were engaged from beginning to end!"

"Wow! What a wonderful performance! My 5th grade band students just returned from the performance and were in awe of the wonderful sound of the orchestra. The director had a marvelous rapport with the kids. What a great opportunity for the students to hear excellent live music!"

"The concert yesterday was beautiful. I always enjoy it so much and the choice of music is so perfect for kids. The kids really liked it, too. The way Peter talked to them about active listening really helped them pay attention and notice the instrumentation!"

"Superior interaction on the part of the conductor. Our 4th grade team looks forward to your concert each year."

"Selections were perfect, conductor was entertaining, length was appropriate fo r age l evel, price is reasonable and location convenient."

"Wonderful concert! Kids are still talking about it! Thank you so much!"

"This is always a positive experience for the students and a great first orchestra concert!"

"The conductor was really entertaining! He captured the students' attention and motivated them to listen by actively engaging them in the whole experience."

"What beautiful music! Students and staff both enjoyed the performance."

"The interaction with the symphony members and my students were outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and open to them."