Adult Learning

Life-long learners can take advantage of our education programs through pre-concert talks, performances and demonstrations. Enjoy offerings such as:

Pre-Concert Presentations with Guest Speakers

Area experts in the fields of music history and musicology share informative 45-minute presentations designed to help patrons better understand the evening’s composers and repertoire.  Pre-Concert Presentations are free to all ticketed concert goers.

February 24, 2024
Composer Arlene Sierra and guest artist Sean Chen discuss the evenings program in detail

March 16, 2024

Composer Augusta Reed Thomas hosts a discussion about her work Gwendolyn Brooks Settings

April 13, 2024
IPO principal horn Lee Shirer and IPO Composer-in-Residence Oswald Huỳnh discuss the evenings program

May 18, 2024
Join us for a discussion as we delve into some of the history of Beethoven and his infamous Symphony No. 9

Post Concert Q&A

Get insider insights from Maestro Kirov, our guest artists and Executive Director Christina Salerno after select concerts. Just stay in your seat when the house lights come up and enjoy a lively conversation.

No Post Concert Q&A’s are currently scheduled for the 2023/24 IPO season