Community Music Day (online)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Free virtual event!

Join us for musical fun throughout the day! Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual musical carnival for all ages. Join Crowden and local partners online for musical fun throughout the day! See the full schedule below.



  • Very First Concerts with San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, a classical series designed with the youngest listeners in mind. Each concert features a central theme, short selections, and interactive music 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 Demonstrations Curious kids and adults alike can learn all about the instruments of the orchestra, featuring members of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Berkeley Unified School District, Multicultural Music Fellowship, and Scarlatti Squirrel (Crowden pianist Elizabeth Dorman).
  • Class demos with East Bay Music Together 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.
  • Instrument making at home 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.
  • Crowden performances We’ll be sharing musical performances featuring our inspiring young Crowden musicians!

…and more!

Learn more here

Virtual Community Music Day Schedule:

Welcome from Executive and Artistic Director Doris Fukawa

10am Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

10:20 Instrument Petting Zoo: Harp with Diana Stork

10:26 Instrument Petting Zoo: Viola with Cassandra Lynne Richburg

10:30 East Bay Music Together Breakout Zoom Class Demo

10:31 Instrument Petting Zoo: Flute with Stacy Pelinka

10:36 Instrument Petting Zoo: Clarinet with Matthew Boyles

10:41 Instrument Petting Zoo: Trumpet with Scott Macomber

10:47 Instrument Petting Zoo: Keyboards with Scarlatti Squirrel (Elizabeth Dorman), interviewed by Michel Taddei

10:58 Make Your Own Instruments with Wolfie

11:00 East Bay Music Together Breakout Zoom Class Demo

11:03 Body Percussion with Mr. Mark

Crowden School Performances

11:10 Gavotte from Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 5 by George Frideric Handel, arranged by Sheila Nelson

11:12 Poules et Coqs, Hémiones, and Final from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns

11:16 String Quartet No. 2 in A minor by Florence Price (1:16:31)

11:26 Felliniada by Arkadi Serper (Crowden faculty!)

11:29 Prelude from Concerto Grosso No. 1, B. 59 by Ernst Bloch

Community Student Performances

11:34 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

11:35 Coqueteos from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by Gabriela Lena Frank

11:41 Allegro con brio from Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms


Production Credits

Curator: Michel Taddei
Film Editor: Andrew McKleroy
Concert Videography: Chris Lam
Emcee and Squirrel Interview Videography: Olivia Vazquez
Community Music Day Retrospective: Tal Skloot
Graphics: Jen Strauss
Video and Event Support: Michelle Lee

Special Thanks:

Berkeley Symphony, Berkeley Unified School District, Matthew Boyles, Isaac Bunch, East Bay Music Together and Julie Tanenbaum, Elizabeth Dorman (Scarlatti Squirrel), Pete Gidlund, Chris Lam, Lolly Lewis, Multicultural Music Fellowship and Diana Stork, Scott Macomber, René Mandel, Stacy Pelinka, Cassandra Lynne Richburg, Mark Rosenthal, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Benjamin Simon, Tal Skloot, Wolfie Miller and Kendra Dodsworth


Nov 28 2020


10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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