Young People's Concerts

Turn Orchestra Hall Into Your Own Personal Classroom.

2020-21 Young People's concerts will be all digital - available for free on-demand viewing.

Young People’s Concerts are interactive and highly engaging musical experiences tailored specifically for teachers, students, and families. Each concert explores a specific musical element, composer, time period or theme.

We’ll Help You Prepare

We'll provide all the tools you need to provide an enriching, productive and fun adventure for your students. You'll have access to concert-specific curricula that includes videos featuring Minnesota Orchestra musicians in our Guide to the Orchestra, plus themed activities from a music educator and Twin Cities partner organizations. Parents, these activities are accessible for home use as well as in the classroom! Look at the event detail page of your concert for more details as we near the date of the concert.

Learning Activities

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Meet the Instruments

Get to know the families and instruments of the orchestra and how they work together.

Watch & Get Curriculum

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American Voices

Learn more about many unique voices and styles in this Young People’s Concert Experience recommended for grades 3-6.

Watch & Get Curriculum


Illustration of animals

Musical Menagerie

Go on a musical journey to meet animals.

Watch & Get Curriculum

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Inside the Composer's Mind

How do composers put together musical building blocks—tonal and rhythmic patterns, combinations of harmonies, melodies, textures and more—to communicate with audiences? Recommended for grades 3-6.

Watch & Get Curriculum


Additional Activities



Young People's Concerts are supported by:

Individual Donors

  • Vi Victoria Deiro*
  • Mary Ann Feldman Music Education Fund

Corporate Donors