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.

Nature in Music
Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 9:40 and 11:30 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
Each of the compositions featured in this concert paints a musical picture inspired by natural wonders of our world – the simple pleasures of springtime, the fury of a storm, beautiful sunsets, and majestic landscapes. This concert features the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence, Dayton Ballet II, and the winner of the 2022 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition.
Conductor: Patrick Reynolds, Associate Conductor, Dayton Philharmonic
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Science, Music, Dance
Teacher Lesson Plan
YouTube Playlist

Kaleidoscope: Around the World
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 9:40 and 11:30 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
All cultures have their own unique musical styles, instruments and traditions. This concert will illustrate various folk music styles and will show how they have become a part of traditional orchestra music. This concert features the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Ballet II.
Conductor: Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director, Dayton Philharmonic
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Dance
Teacher Lesson Plans: Available in Spring 2023
YouTube Playlist: 
Available in Spring 2023

Dates: November 10, 2022 or February 2, 2023
Run-Time: 55-60 minutes
Schuster Center
Ages: Grades 4-7
Cost: $6 per seat
Tickets: Complete our 2022-2023 online interest form here
Questions: Kara Camfield, Education Program Coordinator, [email protected]

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

We are currently accepting interest for the 2022-2023 school year. Please complete the form below. You can also access the form by clicking here.