Young People’s Concerts

One of the DPO’s longest-standing traditions! These concerts give students the opportunity to hear the exciting sounds of a full orchestra in the acoustically perfect Schuster Center. Students also learn how music connects to many areas of their classroom curriculum. Teachers receive lesson plans and a YouTube playlist of concert excerpts. At no charge, docents (if available) come to your school to prepare students for the concert. Perfect for students in Grades 4 through 7.

To reserve seats, call Alex Ignatiou at 937-224-3521, ext. 1140

Nature in Music
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 9:40 and 11:30 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
Thunderstorms, animals, the seasons, and natural wonders. Hear how composers have captured in music the beauty and grandeur of the world around us through the exciting sounds of the orchestra. This concert also features Dayton Ballet II and the winner of the 2020 Young Musicians Concerto Competition.
Conductor: Patrick Reynolds
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Science, Music
Teacher Lesson Plans: Check back closer to the performance!
YouTube Playlist:
Check back closer to the performance!

Kaleidoscope: Around the World
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:40 and 11:30 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
Since the 19th century, orchestral music has been influenced by many different cultures. Students will learn how composers borrow from the folk music of other countries and fuse that music into their own style. This concert will also feature guest artists from Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet II.
Conductor: Neal Gittleman
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Dance
Teacher Lesson Plans: Check back closer to the performance!
YouTube Playlist:
Check back closer to the performance!

The Ohio Arts Council provides transportation assistance up to $500. Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the event. More information here