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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Coming Up: Music for Families at the San Francisco Symphony

Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony is coming up this weekend.

This popular series introduces kids and  parents to the wonders of live orchestral music. It's part performance and part family outing, and the Music for Families matinee concerts are designed to spark the imagination of the whole family through an exploration of different aspects of the orchestra and its repertoire. They're educational, engaging, and fun, and include performances of great symphonic music, fascinating musical discoveries, and informative talks about the orchestra, the instruments, the musicians, and the music being performed.

If you are holding tickets a week before, you'll get a special pre-concert program guide, and a fun musical gift, like a book or a recording, to prepare for the concerts, and for use at home.

Here's the schedule:

January 31 - 2 p.m.
Let's Dance - From Mazurkas to Marches to Mambos, the Let’s Dance Music for Families concert takes audiences through the basics of rhythm and dance, and includes dancers. There will be no intermission in this program. You'll hear/see parts of Carmen, Symphony No. 5, Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz, Swan Lake Suite, and several more.

March 14 - 2 p.m.
Let's Go - Learn about music inspired by life on-the-go around the world.

April 11 - 2 p.m.
Let's Imagine - Symphonic music tells a fantastic musical tale, and in this performance, the audience chooses the twists and turns.

Who: Music for Families concerts are geared for ages 7+.
Tickets: Half price for kids  children age 17 and under. Get tickets by phone at (415) 864-6000 or online. Tickets are $15-64.
Where: 201 Van Ness Ave, SF

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