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2018-2019 Music for Youth Concert Series

This is a reservation system only. When you reserve your seats, you will receive an invoice by email.
You do not need a credit card to use this system.

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Opposites Attract

Pre-K & Kindergarten

This new offering for PreK and Kindergarten learners introduces our littlest concertgoers to the orchestra and the magic of live music. The performance takes place in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans for a more intimate experience and includes music, movement, and singing with the full orchestra and a guide. Explore the basic building blocks of music: high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, in this interactive program featuring music by Mozart, Brahms, Bernstein, and more.

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

The Orchestra at Work

1st-4th Grades

What makes a successful performance at the BPO? The people! Explore how
each person has an important role in the BPO community including the musicians, conductor, composers, staff, and especially the audience! Learn how the instruments work together and investigate the roles of the conductor and the composer. This program encourages active listening skills and will show that a musical community succeeds when everyone works together.

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy and NYS Social Studies Standards.

Melody and Meaning

5th-8th Grades

How do musicians and composers create meaning through music? Whether it is communicating an emotion or feeling, telling a story, or interpreting a musical statement, musicians, conductors and composers are masters of the art of expression. Through active listening, students will investigate the tools of this musical language, and become creators of meaning themselves.

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

Friday Morning Concerts 

Middle and High School

These full-length BPO concerts on Friday mornings give middle and high school students a chance to hear complete pieces of repertoire in a casual atmosphere.