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The concert-going experience is necessary to a complete education. Concerts and off-campus presentations for grades 2-12 students include an introduction to the band, an introduction to the symphony orchestra, world music concerts, art and history partnerships with local museums, and attendance at regular Philharmonic Society presentations of the world’s best orchestras.

Concerts are only open to Orange County public and private schools. If your school has already submitted a reservation and you need to make a change, please do not resubmit a form and instead, contact our Education Department by emailing heather@philharmonicsociety.org.

Click here to view our 2019-20 Youth Programs schedule.


Youth Concerts Descriptions



  • SECOND GRADE: Concerts for Second Grade

    An interactive, 45-minute musical presentation is in development to be piloted in the spring of 2020. A Teacher Resource Guide is will be provided to prepare students in advance.
    Click here to access our Concerts for 2nd Graders Reservation Form.


  • FIFTH GRADE: Concerts for Fifth Grade

    The Philharmonic Society's Orange County Youth Symphony presents eight concerts at the magnificent Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall to introduce students to the families of the orchestra and classical masterpieces of composers new and old . This 2020 concert experience will feature excerpts from Handel’s “Water Music”, Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons, to music from “Pirates of the Caribbean and theme from “Moldau”. Teachers receive a resource guide to prepare students in advance.
    Click here to access our Concerts for 5th Graders Reservation Form.


  • SIXTH GRADE: World Music Concerts

    Engaging performances feature musicians performing on instruments that are usually unfamiliar and that provide introductions to new composers and sounds from around the world, or connect to our history and cultural traditions. Students are inspired by new rhythms and sounds of music from a variety of cultures and learn that music is indeed a universal language. Concerts change seasonally. Click here to access our 6th Grade World Music Concert Reservation Form.


  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Art and Music

    The Philharmonic Society and Orange County Center of Contemporary Art collaborate on this special experience for high school students. The music program is developed to complement and enhance the art exhibit and includes hands-on activity.


  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Tix for Teens

    Free tickets for regular Philharmonic Society series concerts are offered to all Orange County high schools to integrate students into the adult concert-going experience. Click here to access our Tix for Teens Reservation Form.


  • HIGH SCHOOLS: High School Orchestra Festival

    An adjudicated event featuring local high school orchestras performing onstage at the world-class venue of Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Click here to view the 2019 program.


  • Musical Reinvestment

    A percentage of funds raised by The Committees are invested in music projects in individual local committee communities.


  • Scholarships

    The Society offers an annual award to a selected member of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra.



  • The Youth Music Education Programs of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are partially funded by Anaheim Band Instruments (part of the Music & Arts Center family), the cities of Aliso Viejo and Mission Viejo, The Committees of the Philharmonic Society, the Crean Foundation, Disneyland Resort, the William Gillespie Foundation, the Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights®, Macy’s, the Music Performance Trust Fund of the American Federation of Musicians, the Orange County Register, Pacific Life Foundation, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Philharmonic House of Design.