Where else in New England can your child get up-close and hands-on with the full range of orchestral instruments with one-on-one guidance from professional Orchestra musicians, take a quick lesson in conducting from the maestro AND see a 50-minute kid’s concert with all the rich, full flavors of an 80-musician strong orchestra for only $10? Only Portland, Maine.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery events are the biggest and best music-themed parties for young families in New England. Each of the 50-minute shows allows young families to discover their new, favorite, orchestral music and develop important social-emotional skills from attending concerts at a young age.
This year the PSO’s Discovery concerts will take you on a series of adventures! You’ll climb to the summit of musical musings in Expedition Orchestra! You’ll hear a heard of animal-themed music in Symphony Safari and dive into the deep end with our puppet friend, Leopold the Leopard in the underwater-themed concert, Leopold, Ocean Explorer.
Make sure you arrive early to take part in the pre-concert activities, meet the stars from the stage, discover the instruments in the hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo and play Podium Hero with our conductor!
Tickets to the concert are only $10 each and are available through the PortTIX website or call (207) 842-0800.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Merrill Auditorium box office at 20 Myrtle St., Portland.
Monday – Friday, noon to 6 p.m.
About the Portland Symphony Orchestra:
Founded in 1923, the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is the largest performing arts organization in Maine and is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. Made up of more than 80 professional musicians, the PSO is renowned for its critically acclaimed performances and broad community engagement. The Symphony’s mission is to serve the community by enriching lives through music. More information can be found at www.portlandsymphony.org. The PSO’s Education Partner is IDEXX and the Discovery concert series’ sponsor is TD Bank.