Music for Families: Once Upon an Orchestra

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Christian Reif

Wattis Foundation Music Director

Dorit Chrysler



Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila


Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel


Waltz and Midnight from Cinderella

Sergei Prokofiev

Opening of Act II from Swan Lake

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Little Mermaid Suite     

Alan Menken/Howard Ashman

The Tale of the Kalander Prince from Scheherazade, Opus 35 

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Music from Aladdin


Alan Menken; arr. Troob, Danny

Transformation from Beauty and the Beast

Alan Menken


Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 5:00PM

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Event Description

“Once upon a time” begins some of the most beloved fairytales of all time, and it’s easy to imagine how enchanting the accompanying music is in the ballets, plays, and Disney movies these tales inspired. Dress up as your favorite storybook character and experience the musical storytelling of fairytales as the SF Symphony performs selections from Beauty and the BeastSwan LakeCinderellaMother Goose, and more.  

Don’t forget to bring a fairytale book to get signed by a surprise guest!

Come early and collect stamps in your musical passport, and enjoy lobby activities such as the instrument petting zoo, coloring stations, and our conductor photo station.

Recommended for ages 5 and older.

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