Very First Concerts

Admission Free!

20-minute concerts for our youngest listeners. These delightful mini-presentations teach musical concepts, offer hands-on activities, and encourage lots of movement and dancing. Developed in collaboration with Berkeley’s Crowden Music Center, we expand our series this season into San Francisco, San Mateo, and Berkeley.

Admission is free to all concertgoers. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open to everyone 20 minutes before concert time.




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Photo by Janas Page

Photo by Janas Page

2013–2014 Very First Concert 2:
The Mysterious Maestro:
What Does a Conductor DO?

What’s the magic in that little wooden stick, and why is that guy standing in front of all those musicians in the first place? Come unravel the mysteries of the maestro in this 20-minute concert designed for our youngest listeners.

Jan. 20 • Mon. 11am & 12noon • Berkeley

The Crowden School, 1475 Rose St.

Jan. 25 • Sat. 10am, 10:45am & 11:30am • San Mateo

Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Ave. (Kloss Hall)

Jan. 25 • Sat. 2pm, 2:45pm & 3:30pm • San Francisco

Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way




Earlier This Season:

Photo © Andreas Guther

Photo © Andreas Guther

2013–2014 Very First Concert 1:
Small Instruments, Tall Instruments:
The Highs and Lows of an Orchestra

From the piccolo to the double bass, musical instruments come in all shapes and sizes. Come on a listening adventure as music director Ben Simon leads you on a tour to the outer edges of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. All you need to bring are your ears, your eyes, and your parents.

Oct. 19 • Sat. 10am, 10:45am & 11:30am • San Mateo

Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Ave. (Kloss Hall)

Oct. 19 • Sat. 2pm, 2:45pm & 3:30pm • San Francisco

Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way

Oct. 20 • Sun. 10:40am, 11:20am & 12noon • Berkeley

The Crowden School, 1475 Rose St.