Designed with toddlers in mind, these delightful 20-minute presentations teach musical concepts, offer hands-on activities, and encourage lots of movement and dancing—all completely free of admission.

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

The SFCO’s admission-free educational programming is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous family foundation and the following esteemed organizations:

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
The Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Walter and Elise Haas Fund

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

SAT, OCT 15 | 10:30am, 11:15am & 12pm
San Mateo Public Library Main Branch
55 West 3rd Ave, San Mateo

Doors: 15-20 minutes before each performance (general admission, first-come first-served)

SAT, OCT 22 | 10:15am & 11am
San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
Fisher Children’s Center
100 Larkin St, San Francisco

Doors: 15-20 minutes before each performance (general admission, first-come first-served)

SAT, OCT 22 | 1:30pm & 2:15pm
Oakland Public Library
Melrose Branch
4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland

Doors: 15-20 minutes before each performance (general admission, first-come first-served)

SUN, OCT 23 | 10:40am, 11:20am & 12pm
The Crowden School (Community Music Day)
1475 Rose St, Berkeley

Vibrating strings, buzzing reeds, and puffs of air all work together to make beautiful music in the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. At this Very First Concert, you and your little ones will get to know a few of your favorite instruments in the string, woodwind, and brass families, and learn about the science behind their special sounds.

WHAT DOES A CONDUCTOR DO?

SAT, FEB 4 | 10:30am, 11:15am & 12pm
San Mateo Public Library Main Branch
55 West 3rd Ave, San Mateo

Doors: 15-20 minutes before each performance (general admission, first-come first-served)

SAT, FEB 11 | 10:15am & 11am
San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
Fisher Children’s Center
100 Larkin St, San Francisco

Doors: 15-20 minutes before each performance (general admission, first-come first-served)

SAT, FEB 11 | 1:30pm & 2:15pm
Oakland Public Library
West Oakland Branch
1801 Adeline St, Oakland

Doors: 15-20 minutes before each performance (general admission, first-come first-served)

Who is that person standing in front of the orchestra? Is that a magic wand in his hand? And why is he so important? Join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for another Very First Concert, and unravel the mysteries of the maestro with your youngest little conductors.

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