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 for music education, as well as connect to multiple subjects and disciplines.

    Make the most of your Youth Series field trip day. Add a Milwaukee Art Museum tour to complement these performances. Separate fees apply. Call 414.224.3842 for information and to schedule your tour. Please note that MAM tours will not be available on November 1st.

    2018.19 YOUTH CONCERTS

    Trills and Chills II

    October 30 + 31, 2018
    10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. | Uihlein Hall

    November 1, 2018
    10:30 a.m. | Uihlein Hall

    The October 30 + 31 and November 1 10:30 a.m. performances of Trills and Chills II are sold out

    Yaniv Dinur, conductor 

    John Williams: “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt
    John Williams: “Shark Theme” from Jaws
    Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral,” Movement 4 (Thunderstorm)
    Humperdinck: “Witch’s Ride” from Hansel and Gretel
    Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
    Jackson/Temperton/Vinson: “Thriller”

    Back by popular demand, join the MSO for a seasonal concert that includes John Williams’s magical “Hedwig’s Theme,” Grieg’s rollicking “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” and the hair-raising drama of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. Explore how composers manipulate music to strike fear into the hearts of listeners while the MSO performs your fantastic favorites.

    ► Download the Concerts for Schools registration form 


    Notes from Home

    January 23 + 29 + 30, 2019
    10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon | Uihlein Hall

    Yaniv Dinur, conductor
    Monona Suzuki, violin (2018 Audrey G. Baird Stars of Tomorrow Competition Winner) 

    Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
    Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, Movement 2 (Largo)
    Paganini: Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Movement 3, “La Campanella”
    Walton: Crown Imperial
    Moncayo: Huapango
    Copland: "Variations on a Shaker Tune" from Appalachian Spring 
    Purdy arr. Chase: “On Wisconsin” 

    A great melody can pull our minds and hearts to a special place within the first few notes. Many composers’ most famous works were inspired by their love or longing for their homelands. Join the MSO as we “go home” with music by Dvořák, Copland, Glinka and more. We’ll even salute our own homeland, the Badger State!

    ► Download the Concerts for Schools registration form 

    Student Artwork Wanted!

    Students are encouraged to create pieces of artwork using the theme of “Home” as their inspiration. The artwork could show their current home, their family, a place they came from, or things that make them think of home. Some artwork will be chosen by MSO staff to be projected at the “Notes from Home” concerts in January 2019.

    • Submissions must be received no later than Friday, December 21, 2018. 
    • Artwork should be two-dimensional, but any media is welcome (crayon, watercolor, acrylic paint, mixed media, etc.
    • The student and school name should be listed on the BACK of the essay or artwork.

    All artwork should be sent to:

    MSO Education – “Home”
    1101 N. Market St, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI  53202

    Please Note: All artwork sent to the MSO becomes the property of the MSO and will not be returned.  Artwork may be scanned and emailed to if students wish to keep the originals.  




    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