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Music for Families: Music to Your Feet explores dance, rhythm, and music on Saturday June 3, at Davies Symphony Hall

May 15, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MAY 15, 2017
 

(High resolution images of Jason Moon and Music for Families concerts are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Press Kit)


MUSIC FOR FAMILIES: MUSIC TO YOUR FEET EXPLORES DANCE, RHYTHM, AND MUSIC ON SATURDAY JUNE 3

Music and movement come together in an interactive concert experience with at-home activity packets and pre-concert lobby festivities

Featured performers include SFS Youth Orchestra violinist Jason Moon, and dancers Rachel Speidel Little of the SF Opera and Oliver-Paul Adams of Diablo Ballet with the SF Symphony

SAN FRANCISCO, CA– The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) presents the final Music for Families concert of the season, Music to Your Feet on Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m.. The concert brings a sampling of invigorating tunes from celebrated composers—from the enthralling music of storybook classics and beloved films to the dazzling golden-era of jazz and the lively music of Spain. With dancers and musicians on one stage, the concert inspires young audiences and their families to experience movement and music as performers bring the complexity and physicality of the music to life on stage.

Led by SFS Resident Conductor Christian Reif, the upcoming concert includes danceable melodies from Michael Giacchino (from the Academy Award-winning film Up), John Adams, Gershwin and Falla. The program also includes special performances from SFSYO violinist Jason Moon performing Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantella and guest dancers Rachel Speidel Little (SF Opera) and Oliver-Paul Adams (Diablo Ballet) accompanying Gershwin’s Promenade (“Walking the Dog”) from Shall We Dance?, Tchaikovsky’s Panorama from The Sleeping Beauty, and Prokofiev’s Waltz and Midnight from Cinderella. A highlight of Music for Families concerts is the array of lobby activities before, during, and after the performance including instrument petting zoos, coloring stations, photo stations, piano mats, and more. Ticket holders also receive free online resources to help families prepare for the concerts and provide opportunities for continued musical engagement at home. In celebration of the final Music For Families concert of the season, an art contest is being held as well. Art can be based on any aspect of a family’s trip to Davies Symphony Hall, such as the building, or the audience, or the musicians, or the lobby activities, or anything about the music. A panel of guest judges from the music and art community will select a number of winning entries and all winners will receive a special prize from the San Francisco Symphony. Details are included in the online resources for ticket buyers. Tickets for children age 17 and under are half-price.

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