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 09/08/18 Gordon, NE Willow Tree Festival
Doctor Noize returns to the wonderful Willow Tree Festival for two days of shows!
Saturday 09/08/18 Gordon, NE Willow Tree Festival
Saturday Show #2. Time TBA.
Sunday 09/09/18 Gordon, NE Willow Tree Festival
Day 2 Show #1. Time TBA.
Sunday 09/09/18 Gordon, NE Willow Tree Festival
Day 2 Show #2. Rock on. Time TBA.
Saturday 09/15/18 Glenwood Springs, CO Hotel Colorado
Time: 11:00am. The Doc is honored to be celebrating the 125th year of the Hotel Colorado — the premiere historic hotel and meeting venue in this famous Rocky Mountain locale and a cultural icon. The Doc headlines the family entertainment during the day, but stick around as Doc’s friend and Colorado legend Chris Daniels and his amazing band play the adult evening show!
Thursday 10/04/18 Three Oaks, MI The Acorn Theater
Time: 7:00pm. The Doc plays Michigan at this fantastically funky venue!
Friday 10/05/18 Howards Grove, WI Howards Grove Center For The Arts
Time: 7:00pm. Doctor Noize will be one of the first acts to play the beautiful new Howards Grove Center For The Arts in WI in October. The show will kick off the premiere weekend of the “The Pout-Pout Fish” musical, based on the New York Times bestselling book with music by Doctor Noize as composer. Ticket info TBA!
Saturday 10/06/18 Sheboygan, WI John Michael Kohler Arts Center
“Write & Record A Hit Song With Doctor Noize!” Workshop. Event produced in conjunction with the premiere of “The Pout-Pout Fish” musical, based on the New York Times bestselling book with music by Doctor Noize as composer. Time and registration info TBA!
Saturday 10/06/18 Howards Grove, WI Howards Grove Center For The Arts
The world premiere of the new musical “The Pout-Pout Fish”, based on the New York Times bestselling book with music by Doctor Noize. Both composer Doctor Noize and author Deborah Diesen will be in attendance! Time and ticket info TBA.
Saturday 10/06/18 Howards Grove, WI Howards Grove Center For The Arts
*Private Event* Sponsor & Donor Meet & Greet Dinner. Supporters of the world premiere musical “The Pout-Pout Fish”, with music by Doctor Noize and based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, will enjoy a dinner and reception with the author, composer, cast and producers of the show! Details TBA.
Sunday 10/07/18 San Jose, CA Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
Time: 2:00pm. Doctor Noize Live! One of the Doc’s favorite museums in the world.
Sunday 10/07/18 San Jose, CA Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
Time: 3:30pm. Doctor Noize Live! Second Show.
Saturday 11/24/18 Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff Mall
Time: 11:00am. A holiday music show to Celebrate The Sounds Of The Season in Arizona. We’re kicking off the Winter holidays early!
Saturday 11/24/18 Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff Mall
Time: 2:00pm. A full Doctor Noize Live! show — plus a holiday song or two thrown in…
Saturday 11/24/18 Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff Mall
Time: 4:00pm. One more Doctor Noize Live! set in sunny Flagstaff… with a holiday song or two thrown in.

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