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 January 29.



American Reflections: This is us

October 1, 2019
10:30 am & 12:00 pm | Uihlein Hall

November 19, 2019
10:30 am & 12:00 pm | Uihlein Hall

All performances of American Reflections: This is Us are sold out.


Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Antonio Wu, 2019 Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition Winner

Joan Tower “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1”
Gould American Salute
Copland “Hoe Down”
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt)
Price Symphony No. 1, third movement, “Juba Dance”
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
John Williams Main Theme from Star Wars

The music of America is a rich and unique melting pot all its own. This program celebrates composers of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, with stunning music including excerpts from Florence Price’s First Symphony, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman,” as well as works by
Arturo Márquez, Morton Gould, Aaron Copland, and John Williams.

Download the American Reflections: This Is Us Teacher Resource Guide



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Beethoven: A Birthday Celebration

January 21 + 28, 2020
10:30 am & 12:00 pm | Uihlein Hall

January 29, 2020
10:30 am| Uihlein Hall*

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Beethoven: Excerpts from Symphonies No. 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9

Happy 250th birthday, Beethoven! To celebrate, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs pieces of the composer’s greatest hits. You will recognize Beethoven’s triumphant "Eroica," the peaceful "Pastoral," the incredible Symphony No. 9, the unforgettable (dum-dum-dum-DUM) Symphony No. 5, and more. In an extra birthday surprise, you may even spot the legendary Beethoven on stage.

*Please note that MAM tours will not be available January 29.

Download the Beethoven: A Birthday Celebration Resource Guide

Download the Concerts for Schools registration form




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.