Little Symphony

Welcome to our 88th Season! Little Symphony gives strings players with 2-3 years experience their first opportunity to play as an orchestra. This is an auditioned ensemble, and students ages range relatively widely, generally from 4th-8th grade. The music is varied, so that all have enough challenge, and the most success!

** It’s Concert Time! **

Join us as our youth orchestras present their winter concerts – LIVE!

  • Youth Symphony: Monday, Dec. 6th @ 7:30pm – Venue 252 (252 Lawrence St.)
  • Junior Orchestra: Tuesday, Dec. 7th @ 7:30pm – First Baptist Church (3550 Fox Meadow)
  • Little Symphony: Monday, Dec. 13th @ 7:00 pm – Central Lutheran Church (1857 Potter St.)


We count on ticket sales to help cover the cost of concert productions. There are many tiers available, including income-based. Thank you for your support!

2021-22 SEASON –  Rehearsing Together In Person Again!
We are looking forward to another wonderful year of music-making for our 88th Season with in-person rehearsals again! School buildings are currently unavailable to us so all orchestras will meet in a new locations for the fall. 

LS meets on Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm at Valley Covenant Church, 3636 W. 18th (across from Churchill HS) Students enter through the double doors on the east side of the building. 

Absences or Tardies: Please report all tardies and absences to the LS Registrar: Lynn Kane, or 541-729-3865. If your child is late to rehearsal, the registrar will call you to make sure they are accounted for.

Be sure to subscribe to the google calendar below and check regularly for rehearsal and concert updates.  

MUSICAL CHAIR SPONSORSHIP: If you’d like to sponsor your musician please click HERE! The sponsor’s name will appear under the student’s name in the program, just like the professionals. It’s a great way for family members and friends to show their support!

Little Symphony (LS) is an auditioned string ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello, or string bass players with at least 2-3 years of instruction and preferably ensemble experience. The LS season includes 28 rehearsals, sectional coaching, two education and outreach concerts, and two formal concerts in December and May. The program fee is $400 for the year, and instrument rental is $90 for the year. There are scholarships and payment plans available – applications are included in the registration.

Your conductor, Dale Bradley, will be glad to welcome you as part of this fine orchestra. He has designed a program of rehearsals and performances that will challenge students and showcase their accomplishments. Students work with the conductor and/or professional coaches on music for the whole orchestra, as well as individual sectional pieces. They receive individualized and instrument-specific instruction, and learn how each part works together. It all adds up to an exciting, educational, and rewarding season of music-making!

2020-21 Little Symphony: Congratulations on your Spring Finale Concert!

2021 Spring Concert on YouTube!