SCHOOL PROGRAMS

We invite you to participate in the numerous programs and opportunities we offer throughout the year for classrooms, young musicians, families, and the entire community.
Contact Symphoria today to learn more about our kid-friendly performances, master classes and coaching, or how your students can play at Crouse-Hinds Theater.

And remember, kids 18 and under are FREE for all regular-season performances. Over 20,000 students have heard Symphoria perform free of charge, and we are pleased to welcome school groups to our evening performances.

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PROGRAMS

HALLOWEEN SPELLS & MAGIC

This full orchestra concert features descriptive music and the stories behind them, including selections from Liadov, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Humperdinck, and more.

(Full Orchestra)

Grade: 2-6
Location: October 21-30, in your school

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LINK-UP: The Orchestra Moves

Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra with this program, after learning to sing and play an instrument in the classroom. Students perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert.

(Full Orchestra)

Grade: 3-5
Location: April-May 2020, in your school

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SYMPHORIA ENSEMBLES

These visits to schools feature our Percussion Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, String Trio or Quartet, including demonstrations & performances. Performances can also be paired with masterclasses, if desired.

(Ensemble)

Grade: 4-12
Location: In your school throughout the school year

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Our Spotlight Series features your ensemble in the lobby of Crouse-Hinds Theater before a Masterworks or Pops concert.

(Feature Performance)

Grade: 7-12
Location: Crouse-Hinds Theater

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MASTER CLASSES & COACHING

Symphoria musicians travel to schools to provide specialized coaching to young musicians.
In addition, the 2019-20 season includes masterclasses by Symphoria guest artists, including violinist Elina Vähäla (10/10), cellist Julian Schwarz (2/13/20), and violinist William Hagen (3/6/20).

(Group Instruction)

Grade: 5-12
Location: In your school

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ADOPT-A-CONCERT

Symphoria offers a unique opportunity for student musicians to adopt a Kids’ series performance. Adoption involves running the pre-concert instrument petting zoo, serving snacks in the lobby, and ushering the performance.

Grade: 7-12
Location: In your school

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SYMPHORIA DAY

Symphoria musicians provide an in-depth master class for your group, plus a guest artist visit can be paired with a an open rehearsal and attendance at a Symphoria performance!

(Group Instruction)

Grade: 7-12
Location: Crouse-Hinds Theater

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SYMPHORIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The Symphoria Youth Orchestras give students with a passion for music an opportunity to develop their skills, refine their musicianship and cultivate an overall appreciation for excellence in music with other similarly interested students.

Grade: 5-12
Location: Onondaga Community College

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