Youth Concert Series

Designed for grades 3 through 8, the acclaimed MSO Youth Series uses orchestral masterworks to inspire students, promote active listening, and encourage critical thinking. These concerts align with state and national standards, as well as connect to multiple subjects and disciplines.

Make the most of your Youth Series field trip by adding a tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum designed to complement these performances. Separate fees apply. Call 414.224.3842 for more information. 


Music of the Earth

October 11 + 12, 2017
10:30 am & 12:00 pm | Uihlein Hall

Both the 10:30 am performances of Music of the Earth are sold out

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Debussy: “From Dawn to Midday on the Sea” from La Mer
Wagner: “Entry of the Gods” from Das Rheingold
Britten: “Moonlight” from Four Sea Interludes
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Vivaldi: “Fall” from The Four Seasons
Stravinsky: “Dance of the Chosen One” from Rite of Spring
Grofé: “Cloudburst” from Grand Canyon Suite

Our planet and Mother Nature have endlessly captivated composers and artists of all kinds, reflecting a dynamic relationship between humans and the environment. Join the Milwaukee Symphony for Grofé’s pictorial Grand Canyon Suite, the primitive Rite of Spring and more. From morning sunrises to moonlit waves, explore how composers transform their outdoor inspiration into music.

► Download the Concerts for Schools registration form

Download the Music of the Earth Teacher Resource Guide


Finding the American Voice

February 6 + 7, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon | Uihlein Hall

Both February 6 10:30 am and 12:00 pm performances of Finding the American Voice are sold out
The February 7 10:30 am performance of Finding the American Voice is sold out. 

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Copland: “Hoe Down” from Rodeo
Gershwin: “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
Emily Cooley: Green Go to Me
John Williams: “March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark

A famous conductor, composer, musician, and educator, Leonard Bernstein was the leading American musical voice of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, he championed American symphonic music and young talented musicians. We celebrate his 100th birthday with a concert filled with music that captures the American spirit, including music by Bernstein himself.

This concert will feature the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition winner.

► Download the Concerts for Schools registration form

► Download the Finding the American Voice Teacher Resource Guide

► VIDEO: Conversations with Composers: Emily Cooley



Prior to each Youth Concert, Forte volunteer docents receive intensive training for classroom visits that prepare students for the upcoming concerts in a fun, interactive, and educational way. These visits are provided for Youth Series program attendees at no cost. On your reservation form, please indicate if you are interested in having a docent visit your classroom.


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Phone: 414.226.7886

MSO Student Thank You