Horn quartet QUADRE entertains students at a Redwood City school in 2015.
Bridges to Music is Peninsula Symphony’s education and outreach program, touching the lives of thousands of people each year by bringing the joy and magic of live music into schools, libraries, senior facilities, public and private events and more.
Whether it’s a fun and interactive assembly at a local elementary school, a free concert in the park for hundreds of patrons, the chance to be coached by a rising superstar instrumentalist, or the chance to go “behind the scenes” as Maestro Klein and our players create orchestral magic, we want to make music available to the community however and whenever we can.
Every teacher and school administrator wants to offer their students exciting, interactive and educational assemblies by fun and engaging professionals that are education-minded and connect ideas with current curriculum.
Students throughout the Bay Area can experience live, in-school music presentations as PSO brings professional artists and ensembles into elementary schools. And thanks to the generosity of our program sponsors, these assemblies are always free of charge.
Thank you for your wonderful concerts…you made my heart dance around with the fantastical rhythm. Will you musical geniuses ever come back?
Fourth grade student from East Palo Alto
To bring these incredible assemblies to your school, fill out the 16-17 School Questionnaire. Return it by mail to our office – 146 Main St, Ste. 102, Los Altos, CA, 94022, or email it to Shahin Maleksalehi, Education/Outreach Coordinator,
For more information, call us at 650.941.5291
HIGH SCHOOL MASTER CLASSES
Every year the Irving M. Klein International String Competition winner gives master classes to local high school students. If you are interested in this program for your school please email us at: or call 650.941.5291.
Each year Peninsula Symphony presents two concerts free for children and free or mostly subsidized for adults.
In the spring is our Family Concert held in the San Mateo area – this concert features interactive pieces designed to introduce children to the magic of live orchestral music, as well as a performance by the winner of our Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition and a chance for children to meet the musicians and get up close and personal with their instruments. Visit the Family Concert page HERE for more information on reserving your family’s tickets – tickets are in high demand for this event, so reserve yours today.
Each summer Peninsula Symphony presents our Summer Concert, outdoors at Hillview Park in downtown Los Altos. Featuring great performances of popular songs and classical favorites, each year this concert draws hundreds of families enjoying a picnic on the lawn and music under the summer evening sky. This concert also features a performance by the winner of our Young Musicians Competition.
The 2017 Summer Concert will be Saturday, June 17, 2017, 6:00 PM at Hillview Park in Los Altos. No RSVPs are required, but come early with your picnic dinners for best seating!
We coordinate with local schools to give children the opportunity to witness our dress rehearsals and interact with our musicians. It’s a wonderful experience with for all involved!
The next PSOpen event will be announced soon. Call or email our office to make a reservation – 650.941.5291 /
MUSIC IN THE COMMUNITY
Peninsula Symphony is committed to community outreach. We regularly reach out to local senior centers, towns, and libraries to perform concerts. If you are interested in bringing the Peninsula Symphony to your location please reach out to us at 650.941.5291, or by e-mailing .