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!

  • Patrick Hobin
  • Wells Fargo
  • Lodi Arts Commission

2018 Steppin’ Out Concert Program

This year’s Steppin’ Out program features the beautiful musical depictions of Musorgsky/Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Based on a memorial exhibition honoring the death of his close friend, artist Victor Hartmann, Musorgsky chose ten of Hartmann’s works to which he added a “picture” of himself walking through the gallery. Stunningly orchestrated by Ravel, this musical 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.

2018 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 30, 201810:15 amWarren Atherton Auditorium -SOLD OUT
TuesdayJanuary 30, 201811:45 amWarren Atherton Auditorium - SOLD OUT
WednesdayJanuary 31, 201810:15 amWarren Atherton Auditorium - SOLD OUT
WednesdayJanuary 31, 201811:45 amWarren Atherton Auditorium - SOLD OUT

Lodi Concerts

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

ThursdayFebruary 1, 20189:15 amHutchins Street Square SOLD OUT
ThursdayFebruary 1, 201810:45 amHutchins Street Square - SOLD OUT

       Tickets are no longer available for this year’s Steppin’ Out.

       We are sorry if you missed out on attending this year.

       We look forward to welcoming you next year.

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

Letters from Students