Welcome to Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts!

Orchestra players

About Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts

“Steppin’ Out” educational concerts introduce fourth and fifth grade students to symphonic music and the instruments of the orchestra. Steppin’ Out serves multiple school districts throughout San Joaquin County including Lincoln Unified, Stockton Unified, Lodi Unified and Manteca Unified. A beloved program with educators’ county-wide, the Steppin’ Out program serves over 6,000 each year.

Stockton Symphony’s Steppin’ Out concerts have provided highly educational and entertaining programs to enthusiastic young audiences for two decades. It is through the generosity of our donors and grants from community partners that Steppin’ Out is able to introduce children to the wonder and beauty of symphonic music.

Steppin’ Out Concert Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners!

  • Carol J Bielejeski In Memory of Thomas R. Bielejeski
  • Judith & Patrick Hobin
  • City of Lodi Arts Commission
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • The Record
  • Walmart

2019 Steppin’ Out Concert Program

This year’s Steppin’ Out program features Prokofiev’s beautiful and powerful music from Romeo and Juliet. Based on the Shakespearean love tragedy, the famous characters are depicted in a captivating musical story, with occasional witty episodes occurring en route to the dramatic conclusion. Stunningly orchestrated, this presentation is sure to entertain and amaze students and adults alike.

Along the way we will explore the music’s structure, captivating rhythms and melodies, colorful symphonic textures, and informative tie-ins with literature, history, and mathematics.

Maestro Peter Jaffe will host and conduct this highly educational and entertaining program.

2019 Concert Schedule

Six identical performances are scheduled each season. Concerts are performed at two locations:

Stockton Concerts

Warren Atherton Auditorium | San Joaquin Delta College | 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207

TuesdayJanuary 29, 201911:45 amWarren Atherton Auditorium
WednesdayJanuary 30, 201911:45 amWarren Atherton Auditorium

Lodi Concerts

Hutchins Street Square | 125 S. Hutchins St, Lodi, CA 95240

ThursdayJanuary 31, 20199:15 amHutchins Street Square
ThursdayJanuary 31, 201910:45 amHutchins Street Square

Ticket Prices & Reservations

The cost per seat is only $7 per student/chaperone.

Please Note: one chaperone is recommended for every 10 – 15 students.
Steppin’ Out Ticket Reservation Form

Teacher & Student Resources


Steppin’ Out Times Each Student that attends a Steppin’ Out concert will receive a copy of Steppin’ Out Times – a full color, newspaper-style activity guide packed with information about the orchestra, musical program, composer and fun and challenging activities to include a word-search puzzle and more!


Teacher’s Guide Teachers will receive a comprehensive 18 – 20 page Teacher’s Guide that includes logistical information about the concert, musical program, composer and Student Activities with connections to Common Core Standards for Language Arts, Math and History. Teachers will also receive a CD of the musical program to assist in preparing students for the concert. Upon confirmation of your ticket order, your Teacher’s Guide will be mailed to you.

Bus Parking Instructions

Steppin’Out 2019 Flyer

Steppin’ Out 2019 Flyer

Letters from Students