Family Concerts

Admission Free!

We’re very proud of our family concerts, which 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.


Circus Bella. Photo © Michael Austi Squid Inc Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Shawnette Sulker, soprano

And The Winner Is...

For those of you who attended our most recent Family Concert with Squid Inc, thank you for participating in our giving contest between Mozart and Britney Spears! You voted with your hearts and your latte money, and before long the winner was clear.

We are pleased to announce that the winner from ALL four concerts was... MOZART! And not by a nose either. Wolfie was the winner by at least a factor of four.

Thank you, as always, for supporting live music of ALL kinds!



Earlier This Season:

2013–2014 Family Concert 1:

High Low Fast Slow
with Circus Bella

Join us for a fun-filled family concert with the talented—and silly—acrobats, jugglers and clowns of Circus Bella. This will be an adventurous exploration of motion and music as clowns and classical music collide onstage!

Nov. 23 • Sat. 2:00pm & 3:30pm • San Francisco
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
Nov. 24 • Sun. 12:00pm • Oakland

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. (Suite 290)

Nov. 24 • Sun. 3:30pm • San Mateo

College of San Mateo Theatre, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Bldg. 3


2013–2014 Family Concert 2:

Sing Along
with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

plus special guest star Shawnette Sulker, soprano

This marks our fourth collaboration with the wonderful young singers of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. This program will feature songs about animals: old favorites plus a few new ones too. Noted soprano Shawnette Sulker will also perform, bringing her charm and a few classical arias (about animals, of course) to our stage.

Feb. 8 • Sat. 2:00pm & 3:30pm • San Francisco
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
Feb. 9 • Sun. 12:00pm • Oakland

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. (Suite 290)

Feb. 9 • Sun. 3:30pm • San Mateo

College of San Mateo Theatre, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Bldg. 3


2013–2014 Family Concert 3:

Mozart to Madonna
with Squid Inc

Welcome to the future of the string quartet! Rock ‘n’ roll meets classical with this dynamic ensemble, whose original tunes and arrangements of everything from Lady Gaga to Britney Spears, with a little Beethoven and Mozart thrown in, have been thrilling audiences since they opened their tentacles two years ago. Fun, fiery, and fabulously original!

Mar. 29 • Sat. 2:00pm & 3:30pm • San Francisco
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
Mar. 30 • Sun. 12:00pm • Oakland

Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. (Suite 290)

Mar. 30 • Sun. 3:30pm • San Mateo

College of San Mateo Theatre, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Bldg. 3