MEET the BEAT is the accessibility program of the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
designed to make music appealing and within the reach of all patrons. Our goal is to dispel the notion that serious music
must be made childproof.
MEET the BEAT consists of specialty-themed concerts artistically formatted for the young or first-time concert attendee and and Audience Outreach Ticket Program that targets segments of the population underserved by the arts to allow access to all of our concerts.
PCSO collaborates with the Center for the Arts Foundation to present this event that features interactive arts booths and a concert. The focal point is 'SPOOKTACULAR' music with guests Teras of Joy and the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir. Children and families are invited to 'safari' through the orchestra as it plays in addition to enjoying theater, crafts, and an instrument petting zoo. Students from area schools may submit artwork that will be on display at the event.