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

Musical Postcards from America
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 9:30 and 11:20 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
Take a musical journey highlighting the natural beauty, innovators, and immigrants of our rich American culture. This concert also features the winner of the 2019 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition.
Conductor: Patrick Reynolds
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Music
Teacher Lesson Plans: Musical Postcards – Teacher Lesson Plans
YouTube Playlist: 
Concert YouTube Playlist

European Influences
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 9:30 and 11:20 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
Since the 19th century, orchestral music has been influenced by many different cultures. In fact, composers have incorporated many folk tunes from their own countries and beyond into their orchestral compositions.
Conductor: Neal Gittleman
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Dance
Teacher Lesson Plans: European Influences – Teacher Lesson Plans
YouTube Playlist: Concert YouTube Playlist

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