Admission-free Family Concerts feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians. These 45-minute presentations introduce classical music to listeners aged 3 to 103, setting the stage for life-long appreciation of this great art form.

Our Young Partners in Performance program brings young Bay Area ensembles to our Family Concert stages.

Admission is free for all concert-goers. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open to everyone 30 minutes before concert time.

 

Kathleen

"Thank you so much for providing a venue where young (and wiggly) children can enjoy and be inspired by the beauty and depth of classical music!"

anonymous (Oakland)

"Great work! You’re a Bay Area gem."

a new young fan (Oakland)

"I really enjoy the concerts and the music."

anonymous (SF)

"Thank you! I love that my 5 & 8 y.o.’s are grooving on classical music."

Our educational programming is generously underwritten in part by an anonymous funder.

 

NUTCRACKER SWEET

featuring The Puppet CompanyRandal Metz, director
puppeteers from Children’s Fairyland in Oakland
 
Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast.
 

Sat, Nov 21  2pm
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco

Sun, Nov 22  12pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St (Suite 290), Oakland

Sun, Nov 22  3:30pm
College of San Mateo Theatre
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd (Bldg 3), San Mateo

LEGEND OF SINGKIL

featuring the Eth-Noh-Tec EnsembleRobert Kikuchi-Yngojo, director
 
Music, dancing, and folk tales from both ancient and modern-day Asia, brought to life by one of the Bay Area’s premiere folkloric ensembles. Graceful, playful, and poetic, the Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble weaves together storytelling and choreography in three fun-filled, action-packed performances.
 

Sat, Jan 30  2pm
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco

Sun, Jan 31  12pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St (Suite 290), Oakland

Sun, Jan 31  3:30pm
College of San Mateo Theatre
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd (Bldg 3), San Mateo

CELEBRATING AMERICAN SONG

featuring the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir
with special guest Heidi Moss, soprano
 
Our fifth collaboration with the talented young singers of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. This program of favorite American folk songs will have you and your family singing and clapping along. Noted soprano Heidi Moss makes a guest appearance, bringing a touch of class(ical) to our concert stage.
 

Sat, Apr 2  2pm
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco

Sun, Apr 3  12pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St (Suite 290), Oakland

Sun, Apr 3  3:30pm
College of San Mateo Theatre
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd (Bldg 3), San Mateo