Welcome to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Sound Discoveries* Young People's Concerts and annual Joint Concert of the CSO and Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. Each season more than 17,000 students from Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio attend the CSO's Young People's Concerts in Music Hall.
Please read more about our 2015-2016 Young People's Concert Programs below!
Each concert is approximately 50 minutes in length. Registration and curriculum guides will be available in late summer
PROGRAMS FOR GRADES 1-4:
Big, Bad Brass Bash
Wednesday, October 14, at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, November 24, at 10:30 AM
The instruments of the brass family have evolved over time to become the awesome and versatile instruments they are today! Come meet the instruments of the Brass Family as the CSO "blows their own horns" to put the spotlight on the horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Selections include Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Cincinnati born Henry Fillmore's Lassus Trombone.
Name that Tonality
Tuesday, March 1, at 10:30 AM
Tuesday April 5, at 10:30 AM
Welcome to Name That Tonality, the game show where you have to guess "Is it Major or Minor?" During this concert, the CSO will explore a variety of music to demonstrate the concept of Major and Minor tonalities. With audience participation and even a sing-along, everyone is sure to leave the concert with the ability to Name That Tonality.
PROGRAMS FOR GRADES 5-8:
H2O: The Water Concert
Tuesday, November 17, at 10:30 AM
Monday, November 23, at 10:30 AM
Join the CSO as we explore the many ways water, the lifeblood of our planet, has influenced composers. Water themes — from gas to liquid to solid, bodies of water, and celebrations of water — will be illustrated by the CSO in excerpts of works including: Debussy's "Nuages" and Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons.
Bach to the Future
Wednesday, March 2, at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 8, at 10:30 AM
Journey through time with the CSO as we demonstrate how the orchestra has changed, in size and instrumentation, from a small baroque ensemble to the large number of musicians we see on stage today in the 21st century.