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Friday, September 11, 2009

Get 'Yer TIckets - Music for Families - Symphony, Jazz, Peter & the Wolf, Nutcracker

My friend Lydie at Travel is More Fun with Kids wrote an awesome and comprehensive post on Music with Famlies events. She agreed to let me post it here. Check out her site, which has lots of great ideas for cultural things to do in San Francisco (and abroad too).

Buy your tickets now for these Musical Families Events. Here you'll find information about the family performances of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Performances, SF Jazz, Cal performances, and the Nutcracker. There are great events that the whole family will enjoy.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Friday, October 16th, 8 pm San Francisco Symphony Hall
Come listen to music from Fantasia, Cinderella, Pinocchio and other Disney Classics. This event will celebrate the opening of the Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio in San Francisco.

Music for Families

Concerts at Davies Symphony Hall:
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 2:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Lenny! A Special Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 2:00 pm
The Symphonic Sound

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 2:00 pm
The Composer is Dead! An Unforgettable Musical Afternoon with Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket, narrator

Saturday, May 2, 2009 2:00 pm
The Four Elements of Music: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Audience


Concerts at Flint Center
Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 3:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Lenny! A Special Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, April 4, 2009 3:00 pm
The Composer is Dead! An Unforgettable Musical Afternoon with Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket, narrator

Saturday, May 9, 2009 3:00 pm
The Four Elements of Music: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Audience


Peter and the Wolf
Flint Center, Cupertino
Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 2:00 pm

Davies Symphony Hall, SF
Sunday, Dec 14, 2008, 1:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 14, 2008 4:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES
Family Matinees
Saturday October 10th, 11 am
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Peter and Zoltan Katonoa, piano Christopheren Nomura, baritone

Sunday December 6th, 2 pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Marino Formenti, Piano

Sunday January 24, 2 pm
Novellus Theater at YBCA
Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company

Saturday, March 20, 11 am
Herbst Theatre
San Francisco Quartet

Sunday May 2, 11 am
Herbst Theatre
San Francisco Kronos Quartet

Family matinees are an hour-long and they are designed to introduce family audiences to great music and dance. $8 children and $15 adults


SFJAZZ
Family Matinees
Saturday April 18th, 3 pm and 8 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Adam Theis: Brass, Bows, and Beats: a hip-hop Symphony

Saturday June 20th, 3 pm
Herbst Theatre
Linda Tillery’s Cultural Heritage Choir
$5 children and $10 adult with children. Adult alone: $15

CAL PERFORMANCES
Family Fare for the 2009/10 Season

Nov 7, 2009 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Love's Labour's Lost

Jan 23 and 24, 2010 Peking Acrobats

Mar 6 and 7, 2010 Dan Zanes & Friends

May 2, 2010 Ballet Folklorico "Quetzalli" de Veracruz

Get the family subscription and pay for ages 16 and under: $55 - $95 and for adults: $95 - $160. Of course, you can always buy tickets for only one of these events.

THE NUTCRACKER - (I just posted about the SF version, but here's some additional information.)

Tickets for performances by the San Francisco Ballet will go on sale on September 8th

Oakland Ballet Company: check their website or call them at 1 866 711 6037 after September 15th.

San Jose Ballet: the tickets are on sale already. You can not buy tickets on the website yet but you can call their box office at (408) 288 2800.

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