Concerts for Kids Program

Concerts for Kids—2014/15 Season

Let Davies Symphony Hall become your classroom!

Concerts for Kids introduce students to the sounds of a symphony orchestra, and help develop understanding and appreciation of symphonic music. This year's concerts explore music's unique power as a form of communication and story-telling.

Our goal is to share the magical, powerful experience of hearing a live symphony orchestra with the thousands of students we serve in Northern California—and to promote engaging, interdisciplinary learning through music.

We support classroom learning by providing every teacher with a free Study Guide and CD of the concert music, which includes narration by the concert's conductor. You may also request a free in-school visit from one of our volunteer Docents. All materials address state standards in music and support arts integration within the Common Core curriculum.

Children's Concerts: Kindergarten – Grade 3

Play Me a Story!
January 26, 27, 28 & 30, 2015
10am & 11:30am

Play Me a Story! explores how music can tell a story – without using words! Students will learn how composers and musicians can depict characters, animals, and the world around us with the sounds of a symphony orchestra.

Rossini Overture to The Thieving Magpie (excerpt)
Prokofiev Excerpts from Peter and the Wolf
Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee
Respighi The Hen
Bizet The Doll and The Ball from Children's Games
Ravel Conversations of Beauty and the Beast from Mother Goose
Prokofiev The Procession to the Zoo from Peter and the Wolf

Concert Length: 35 minutes

Youth Concerts: Grades 4 – 9

Music Talks!
December 3, 2014: 11:30am
December 4 & 5, 2014: 10am & 11:30am

The Music Talks! concerts will focus on the unique communicative power of a symphony orchestra, engaging young listeners with the power of music to create moods, express emotions, and tell stories.

Mussorgsky The Hut on Fowl's Legs from Pictures at an Exhibition
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (excerpt)
Tchaikovsky Odette and the Prince from Swan Lake
Kvistad Gending Bali for Percussion
Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
Britten Storm from Peter Grimes
Stravinsky Finale from The Firebird

Concert Length: 45 minutes

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By Phone: (415) 864-6000

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Concerts for Kids Ticket Order Form

Mail:
Concerts for Kids
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco CA, 94102
Fax: (415) 554-0108

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Method of Payment:
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Concerts for Kids Ticket Order Form

Concerts for Kids Special Needs Form

Mail:
Concerts for Kids
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco CA, 94102

Phone: (415) 864-6000
Fax: (415) 554-0108

We regret that we can’t accept online orders for Concerts for Kids at this time.  

Method of Payment:
The San Francisco Symphony accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and personal checks.