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Steppin' Out 2023 Program – Straight Up Magic

2023 Steppin’ Out Concert Program – Straight Up Magic

Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition creates fascinating connections between sight and sound. From a ballet of chicks in their shells to the folklore character of Baba Yaga and the Great Gate of Kiev, this brilliant collection sparks the imagination. Along the way we explore together the music’s structure, captivating rhythms and melodies, colorful symphonic textures, and informative tie-ins with literature, history, and mathematics.

With Maestro Peter Jaffe as conductor and host, the Stockton Symphony’s Steppin’ Out series has provided highly educational and entertaining programs to enthusiastic young audiences for over two decades. Many thanks for your participation-and make sure to reserve space for your students soon!

Reserve Space for 2023 Steppin’ Out Program – $7 per ticket

Stockton Concerts – Warren Atherton Auditorium I San Joaquin Delta College 15151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207

Lodi Concerts – Hutchins Street Square I 125 S. Hutchins St, Lodi, CA 95240

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 more than 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.

2022 Steppin’ Out Trailer with Maestro Peter Jaffe

Student Resources


Each student who attends a Steppin’ Out concert will receive a copy of the 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! Click here to view a sample (2019 Steppin’ Out Times).


Teachers receive: CDs; a Teacher’s Guide with info about the orchestra, music, and audience etiquette; and enough copies of theSteppin’OutTimes for all participants.

Steppin’ Out Concert Sponsors

Orchestra players

Thank you to our generous partners!

  • Judith and Patrick Hobin
  • Estate of Pamela Kitto
  • Carol Bielejeski in Memory of Thomas Bielejeski
  • Partners Real Estate
  • Edward and Nancy Schneider
  • San Joaquin Delta College

Letters from Students