Symphony Shows

Composer, teacher and performer Doctor Noize teams up with orchestras large and small to interactively inspire kids and newcomers to explore the worlds of classical music and the symphony in the hippest way imaginable.

  • The symphony concerts we performed with Doctor Noize were spectacular! I have never seen kids respond with so much enthusiasm to a classical music concert. He's fun, funny and irreverent. His gift for inspiring kids is unparalleled.

    Kyle Pickett Conductor North State Symphony & Juneau Symphony

Award-winning composer, teacher and performer Doctor Noize graduated with Distinction and Honors in Music at Stanford University, but don’t let that fool you — his Symphony Shows are crazy, interactive fun.  Audiences will walk in knowing very little about classical music, but walk out thinking anyone who doesn’t dig classical music is not cool.  “I had tears in my eyes when you asked a thousand kids if they wanted to hear Beethoven’s Fifth, and they screamed yes like it was a rock show,” said the trumpet player of one orchestra.

Two programs are offered:  Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony offers a storyline and scores from the acclaimed recording of the same name.   It teaches the close connection between modern pop song structure and sonata form through Beethoven’s Fifth, and features a mezzo-soprano comic villain diva trying to destroy the concert.  Doctor Noize Goes Bananas! finds the orchestra taking Doctor Noize on a tour of the music history periods.  We follow one of the Doc’s musical themes through music history, explore masterpieces of each period, and decide that the future of orchestral music is gonna be crazy awesome.

Go deeper with Doctor Noize's Learning Curriculums...
Online / PDF Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony Show
Online / PDF 
Doctor Noize Goes Bananas! Show
Online / PDF Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony (Act 1) Recording
Online / PDF Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony (Act 2) Recording

Live Symphony Show
  • Orchestral music is the most adventurous and colorful music in the world.  Kids and newcomers are the most adventurous and colorful audience in the world, because their minds are not yet made up.  As young fine arts audiences in the digital age are increasingly elusive, it’s imperative that those of us who want to preserve the art form we love design and perform symphony shows that specifically appeal to new audiences.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
Upcoming Events

Date City Venue
Saturday 03/21/20 San Jose, CA Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
The Doc returns to one of his favorite places in his original Silicon Valley stomping grounds. Time TBA.
Saturday 03/21/20 San Jose, CA Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
A second show at this wonderful place to be. Time TBA.
Tuesday 06/23/20 Pueblo, CO Barkman Library
Time: 11:00am.
Tuesday 06/23/20 Pueblo, CO Lucero Library
Time: 2:00pm. 2nd Unplugged Show of the day in Pueblo!
Wednesday 06/24/20 Pueblo, CO Giodone Library
Time: 3:00pm. Unplugged In Pueblo!
Thursday 06/25/20 Pueblo, CO Lamb Library
Time: 10:00am. Unplugged Show! Only people and lambs allowed in the audience. And robots. And unicorns.
Friday 06/26/20 Pueblo, CO Pueblo West Library
Time: 10:00am. Uh-oh… Things are gettin’ big now as we bring the Full Doctor Noize Live! Show to Friday in Pueblo!!!
Friday 06/26/20 Pueblo, CO Rawlings (Main Branch) Library
Time: 2:00pm. Well, we’ve worked our way up to the Main Branch in Pueblo. This show will be even bigger and louder than the last one. We will dance until we must stop.
Sunday 07/12/20 Steamboat Springs, CO Bud Werner Memorial Library
The Doc returns to this amazing library with its amazing performance room for an Unplugged Show with acoustic guitar and grand piano! Precise date and time TBA.
Monday 07/13/20 Steamboat Springs, CO Strings Music Pavilion
Time: 11:00am. Doctor Noize returns for a full Doctor Noize Live! show at one of his favorite venues in the world, Strings in Steamboat Springs!
Tuesday 08/11/20 - Thursday 08/13/20 WY Wyoming Tour Venue
Doctor Noize will be playing a 9-show tour in Wyoming on these dates. Details to come!

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