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Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at Crowden Music Center


FREE to the entire community!

Very First Concert at Crowden

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Crowden Music Center encourage audiences to get up and dance in Very First Concerts, a classical series designed with the youngest listeners in mind.

Each concert features a central theme, short selections, tumbling mats for fidgety toddlers, and hands-on musical activities geared toward families with young children (infants to 7 year-olds).

“Small Instruments, Tall Instruments: the Highs and Lows of an Orchestra"

Community Music Day, October 20, 2013
Repeat performances at 10:40am, 11:20am, and 12:00pm

From the piccolo to the double bass, musical instruments come in all shapes and sizes. Come on a listening adventure as music director Ben Simon leads you on a tour to the outer edges of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. All you need to bring: your ears, your eyes, and your parents.

“What Does a Conductor Do?”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014
Repeat performances at 11:00am and 12:00pm

"Take off your seatbelts and let your youngster wriggle, squirm, and dance to first-rate classical music. We've designed this series for very young listeners, and to allow parents to escape the restrictions of a traditional concert hall. Discover-or rediscover-the joys of live classical music with us!"

-SFCO Music Director Benjamin Simon