Saturday, November 28 • 10am to 12pm • Free Virtual event
Community Music Day is Crowden's annual musical carnival for all ages. Join us online for musical fun throughout the morning!
|10:00am||Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra: "Plus One" Have paper and crayons at the ready!|
|Instrument Petting Zoos|
|10:20am||Instrument Petting Zoo: Harp with Diana Stork|
|10:26am||Instrument Petting Zoo: Viola with Cassandra Lynne Richburg|
|10:30am||East Bay Music Together Breakout Zoom Class (first come, first served; link in live comments)|
|10:31am||Instrument Petting Zoo: Flute with Stacy Pelinka|
|10:36am||Instrument Petting Zoo: Clarinet with Matthew Boyles|
|10:41am||Instrument Petting Zoo: Trumpet with Scott Macomber|
|10:47am||Instrument Petting Zoo: Keyboards with Scarlatti Squirrel|
|10:58am||Make Your Own Instruments with Wolfie|
|11:00am||East Bay Music Together Breakout Zoom Class (first come, first served; link in live comments)|
|11:03am||Body Percussion with Mr. Mark|
|Crowden School Performances|
|11:10am||"Gavotte" from Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 5 by George Frideric Handel, arr. Sheila Nelson|
|11:12am||"Poules et Coqs," "Hémiones," and Final" from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns|
|11:16am||String Quartet No. 2 in A minor by Florence Price (A Crowden School Performance)|
|11:26am||Felliniada by Arkadi Serper (Crowden faculty!)|
|11:29am||Concerto Grosso No. 1, B. 59 by Ernst Bloch (A Crowden School Performance) I. Prelude, IV. Fugue|
|Crowden Community Student Performances|
|11:34am||Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star|
|11:35am||Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by Gabriela Lena Frank (a Crowden Youth Chamber Music Performance) VI. Coqueteos|
|11:41am||Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms (a Crowden Youth Chamber Music Performance) I. Allegro con brio|
What to do at Community Music Day
Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
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, and hands-on musical activities geared toward families with young children (infants to 7 year-olds).
Have your paper and five different crayons at the ready for this participatory concert!
Instrument Petting Zoo Presentations
Usually Crowden’s entire campus transforms into our gigantic Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids and adults alike explore all the different instruments in a symphony orchestra. This year, we are proud to present a virtual version, featuring members of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Berkeley Unified School District, Multicultural Music Fellowship, and Scarlatti Squirrel (Crowden pianist Elizabeth Dorman).
We'll be sharing musical performances featuring our inspiring young Crowden musicians!
Construct your own instruments to make music at home. Suggested supplies: toilet paper rolls, rice or beans, lots of tape, markers or crayons to decorate.
East Bay Music Together's Teacher Alice will give a demonstration of Music Together Online and share how to create music at home with the whole family! Alice will lead songs and musical activities geared toward families with babies, toddlers and young kids. Big kids are welcome to join in the fun too! For added fun: Please bring to class a few small plastic containers or Tupperware, and a couple of wooden spoons or percussion sticks per person.
Break-out Zoom classes at 10:30am and 11am. Please note that space is limited; first come first served. Zoom links will be shared in the live comments during Community Music Day.
If you're interested in The Crowden School for grades 3–8, our admissions manager Anette Skloot will be on hand in the live chats to answer your questions throughout the event.