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 three central projects: specialty-themed concerts artistically formatted for the young or first-time concert attendee, an Audience Outreach Ticket Program that targets segments of the population underserved by the arts to allow access to all of our concerts, and a summer chamber music camp program.
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 Prokofiev's Peter & The Wolf. 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.
A Holiday Gift of Music concert features season favorites and a holiday sing-a-long. The centerpiece of this concert this year is THE SNOWMAN.
Artistic Director Dawn Carter along with Program Coordinators Diane Chaplin and Ann Medellin lead string players of all ages and
levels through a chamber music program. Get all the information from the home page Here!
View and print the 2013 Brochure.
Download the 2013 Application.
Register for 2013 On-line.