We’re very proud of our admission-free 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.

 

Storytelling in Music

Joel ben Izzy, narrator

Sat, Nov 22 2pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Sun, Nov 23 12pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St (Suite 290), Oakland

Sun, Nov 23 3:30pm
College of San Mateo Theatre
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd (Bldg 3), San Mateo

The Bay Area’s favorite storyteller Joel ben Izzy is back, with more wonderful tales accompanied by music provided by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. This program features a reprise of last season’s Main Stage hit Luck or Wisdom?, a wonderfully crafted folktale paired with an energetic klezmer-style score by Stephen Saxon.

The Bobs

(American Folk Music)
“Brilliant comedians and genius musicians”

Sat, Jan 24 2pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Sun, Jan 25 12pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St (Suite 290), Oakland

Sun, Jan 25 3:30pm
Skyline College Theater
3300 College Drive (Bldg 1), San Bruno

This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics and breaking all the rules for over 30 years. Join the excitement as the Bobs collide with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and sparks begin to fly. Singing and being silly—what could be more fun than that?!

Music and Movement

with the Pacific Ballet Academy
Marion and Rima Chaeff, directors

Sat, Mar 28 2pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Sun, Mar 29 12pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St (Suite 290), Oakland

Sun, Mar 29 3:30pm
College of San Mateo Theatre
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd (Bldg 3), San Mateo

Dance is music in motion, and music makes you want to dance. Who wants to sit still while listening to great music anyway? Learn a few new steps and watch the amazing young dancers of Mountain View’s Pacific Ballet Academy in their debut with the wonderful musicians of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.