Music for Families: Music Around the World—Asia

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Christian Reif

Wattis Foundation Music Director

San Francisco Symphony

Chen Zhao

Second Violin

Alam Khan



Saibei Dance, from Saibei Suite No. 2


Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas, from Mother Goose

Maurice Ravel

The Butterfly Lovers Concerto

Gang Chen and Zhan-Hao He

Variations on a Korean Folk Song

Various Selections by Alam Khan

Power of Joy


Allegro from Triptyque for String Orchestra


Da-Bang Festival, from Sketches of Taiwan Symphonic Suite



Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 5:00PM

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Event Description

The musical traditions of Asia have inspired composers and musicians for centuries. The unique sounds of Indian classical, Chinese folksongs, and Indonesian percussion have even been woven into the fabric of symphony orchestras with extraordinary results. Join the SF Symphony and Resident Conductor Christian Reif as they take you on a fascinating tour of music that celebrates Asian cultures, from composers such as Bright Sheng, Maurice Ravel, and Lou Harrison.

Come early and collect stamps for your musical passport, enjoy lobby activities such as the instrument petting zoo, coloring stations, and our conductor photo station. Ticket holders receive free online materials to enhance musical discovery at home.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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“Leonard Bernstein and the San Francisco Symphony”
A Special Exhibit

The San Francisco Symphony continues their celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with this special exhibit, on display January 18 through February 28. Located on the First Tier Lobby, the exhibit examines the unique relationship between the Symphony and Bernstein as a conductor, composer, educator, activist, and friend.

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