Education Concerts at Powell Hall

Introduce your students to their SLSO! Perfect for elementary and middle school students, these 45-minute concerts align with both Missouri and Illinois learning standards and are designed to spark student imagination and inspire a lifelong love of music. Free companion Teacher’s Guides are available for each concert.


SLSO Sound Lab

SLSO Sound Lab logoNew FREE online education concert experience available Fall 2020

Recommended for grades 3-8

Music and technology intersect in this innovative concert experience that supports STEAM curriculum and social emotional learning. Together we will hear and see the music through soundwaves, discover how sound travels great distances, and explore how our favorite tunes keep us connected. 

Presented in partnership with Breach
Presented in partnership with Filament Theatre

REgister online starting FALL 2020


Onomatopoeia

OnomatopoeiaTuesday, February 16, 2021, at 9:30am & 11:00am
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 9:30am & 11:00am

Recommended for grades K-6

Let’s set sail on an epic tour of discovery, introducing a variety of instruments both serious and silly. Enjoy the squeaks, tweets, rattles and honks of Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony, and take a tour with our guides as we explore Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, a masterpiece that highlights each instrument family's unique sound!

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Link Up

Orange and purple arrows with the text The Orchestra MovesWednesday, May 12, 2021, at 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 9:30am & 11:00am

Recommended for grades 3-5

Link Up is a hands-on music program for students grades 3-5 that prepares them to sing, dance and play recorders or string instruments in a culminating concert along with their very own SLSO at Powell Hall. This year’s program, The Orchestra Moves, focuses on how music moves through space and time and how, in turn, it can move us both physically and emotionally.

THOMAS CABANISSCome to Play 
MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2 
J. STRAUSS IIThe Blue Danube 
OFFENBACH “Barcarolle” from The Tales of Hoffmann 
MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 
BIZET Toreador from Carmen 
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, mvt. I 
NEGRÓN Un, dos, tres 
FILHOCidade Maravilhosa 

This is a national program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute

All invoices to attend the live culminating concert will be held until decisions are made about the ability to offer an in-person versus virtual concert experience. If your school is experiencing financial hardship or has a student population of 50% or more on free and reduced lunch, financial assistance will be available.

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Sensory-Friendly Education Concerts

Children enjoy a sensory-friendly education concert In partnership with the Jewish Community Center of St. Louis and Special School District of St. Louis County, these concerts for students with special needs, deliver the power of music in an adaptive, nonjudgmental setting. Register interest online.

Next concert will be held in the 2021/2022 school year.

Register your interest here

 


Behind the Scenes of a SLSO Education Concert


Ticketing Information

All tickets to education concerts are $5 each (except Tiny Tunes Concerts which are complimentary). Teachers will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket per ten student tickets. Invoices are mailed after online orders have been received and processed. Payment is due 30 days prior to the concert(s) and can be made by credit card, check or cash. No purchase orders, please. Your ticket will be emailed after payment is received. Cancellations or exchanges can be made in advance of payment.



Subsidized Tickets & Transportation Assistance

For all of our education concert offerings, there are limited funds available to help offset the costs of tickets and buses for underserved* schools. Financial assistance is available on a first come first served basis. To request assistance, please complete any ticket order form and complete the necessary information when prompted. If you have further questions, please contact the box office at educationtickets@slso.org.

*50% or more of the school population qualifies for free/reduced lunch


Accommodations and Accessibility Form

The SLSO is committed to meeting the needs of all of our patrons. If any member of your group requires special accommodations, please submit the Accommodations and Accessibility Form at least one week prior to your scheduled concert. 


Need more information? 

For ticketing questions, please call 314-534-1700 or email educationtickets@slso.org.
For program or curriculum questions, please call 314-286-4407 or email education@slso.org.

Planning Your Visit

Check out our Planning Your Visit page to make your field trip to Powell Hall hassle-free.

Tours

Powell Hall tours are available after select concerts. Space is limited. Call the box office at 314-534-1700 for more information or to schedule your tour today. Recommended for students in grades 3 and up.

Accommodations and Accessibility Form

The SLSO is committed to meeting the needs of all of our patrons. If any member of your group requires special accommodations, please submit the Accommodations and Accessibility Form at least one week prior to your scheduled concert.