The San Francisco Symphony provides a number of free resources and materials for parents, volunteers and teachers to prepare school-age children for what will be, for many, their first visit to a live orchestra concert. Students who benefit most from the concert experience are those who are given a presentation and have discussed and listened to the music prior to the concert.
Available for the first time electronically, the Concerts for Kids Study Guide provides educators with the information they need to prepare students for their upcoming concert at Davies Symphony Hall. Inside, you will find information on the San Francisco Symphony and Davies Symphony Hall, drawings of instruments suitable for duplicating and distributing to the class, background on the music and composers being presented, and a list of suggested activities. The person who purchases tickets for your group will receive a paper copy of the Study Guide, along with a CD of the concert repertoire, in February. We aim to provide one per class or group attending the concert. For additional copies, please contact us at email@example.com.
A free Docent Training Workshop is offered each season for teachers, parents, and school volunteers who share a common enthusiasm for music and who want to learn how to best prepare students for a Concerts for Kids program. It is designed for those who want to visit classrooms in advance of the concerts, or for teachers who wish to make presentations at their own school.
The Workshop consists of:
Workshops are held in the Zellerbach Rehearsal Wing of Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Preparing for Children's Concerts, Kindergarten through Grade 3
Preparing for Youth Concerts, Grades 4 through 9
Dates for 2014/15 Season to be Announced
If your class will be attending a Concerts for Kids performance and have purchased tickets, you are eligible for an Education Docent to make a free presentation in your classroom.
Concerts for Kids Ticket Order Form
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 Concert for Kids at this time.
Method of Payment:
The San Francisco Symphony accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and personal checks.