KinderKonzerts! 2018-10-29T14:23:00+00:00

As an educator for 12 years, I have never seen a children’s concert performed as appropriately as the one you did for us… Thank you again, and I only hope that we can go again and again.

Teacher, Wilson K-8 School

At the Symphony I learned that music talks without saying a word!

Student, Ocotillo Elementary

Thank you for such a wonderful program and concert experience! My class loved the performance, and we appreciate how child-friendly your conductor and musicians are! We’re looking forward to next year’s curriculum and concert!!!

Teacher, Tucson Community School


The KinderKonzerts! program brings 4,000 students and teachers in grades K – 2nd to the Berger Performing Arts Center for performances by the TSO Chamber Orchestra.  These 50-minute concerts utilize a variety of classical music to illustrate the annual theme, “Music Tells a Story.” The concert shows how music communicates with the listener to create a mood, sense of place, characters, and action, all to tell a story without words.  Nearly 40 public, private, parochial and home school groups take part in TSO KinderKonzerts!, with schools travelling from as far away as Oracle, Rio Rico, and Nogales.

Teachers participating in the KinderKonzerts! program receive the Making Music Mine curriculum.  For more information and examples of this curriculum, check out the Making Music Mine page.

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KinderKonzerts Lesson Plans



2018-19 KinderKonzert performances are:

Tuesday, April 23 – 9:45 or 11:00 AM
Wednesday, April 24 – 9:45 or 11:00 AM
Thursday, April 25 – 9:45 or 11:00 AM
Friday, April 26 – 9:45 or 11:00 AM

The centerpiece of the performance is a musical enactment of a story by local author Susan Lowell, featuring the TSO String Quartet, with the music composed by Ilona Vukovic-Gay, TSO’s Assistant Principal Violist. The 2018-19 story is Little Red Cowboy Hat.

Examples of past stories put to music include:

2017-18: Josephina Javelina
2016-17: Dusty Locks and the Three Bears
2015-16: Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella

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For more information about the TSO’s KinderKonzerts! program, please contact the Director of Education, Alana Richardson at or (520) 620-9167.

KinderKonzerts! is supported in part by the Stonewall Foundation.