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Music for Families: Stringing it All Together: The Elements of Music Making

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Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser


San Francisco Symphony

Ann Moss



Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin


Sunrise, from the Introduction to Also sprach Zarathustra


Third Movement (Solemn and measured, without dragging) from Symphony No. 1 in D Major


Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor


“I Got Rhythm,” from Girl Crazy

Gershwin (arr. Kay)

“Is This Love”

Marley (arr. Bartholomew-Poyser)

"Summertime," from Porgy and Bess


Opening of Act II from Swan Lake


March from The Love for Three Oranges


Allegro from Chamber Symphony for String Orchestra

Shostakovich (arr. Drew)

Finale from Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Ludwig van Beethoven


Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 5:00PM

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Event Description

Do you ever wonder how a piece of music was created? How does a composer string together so many different notes and instruments to create something that sounds amazing? The final piece might sound complicated, but the building blocks of music are very basic: pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics. Join the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser as they take apart great works of music and put them back together.

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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