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—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.

  • Our educational programming is generously underwritten in part by an anonymous funder.
  • This season’s Very First Concerts are sponsored in part by Congregational Church of San Mateo, Calvary Presbyterian Church, and Crowden Music Center.

 

A One and a Two

Adventures in Counting

One, two, three, four—what is the rhythm we’re tapping on the floor? If you can count to four, and even if you can’t, come and let the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra teach you how important numbers are in music. Patterns build into structures and divide into details. Twos, threes, and fours swirl around each other with every note. The conductor must count… the musicians must count… and we’ll teach you to count too!

 

Sat, Oct 18 10am, 10:45am & 11:30am
Generously sponsored in part by the venue
Congregational Church of San Mateo (Kloss Hall)
225 Tilton Ave, San Mateo

Sat, Oct 18 2pm, 2:45pm & 3:30pm
Generously sponsored in part by the venue
Calvary Presbyterian Church (Calvin Hall)
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Sun, Oct 19 10:40am, 11:20am & 12pm
Community Music Day
Generously sponsored in part by the venue
The Crowden School
1475 Rose St, Berkeley

Bang on a Pan

Fun with Percussion

The oldest musical instrument is the rock. Not even cavemen could resist the urge to tap stones together and start getting their groove on! Meet three of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s team of top percussionists, those versatile musicians that can be found at the back of the orchestra, handling everything from a bass drum and cymbals to a thundersheet and crotales. This presentation is guaranteed to astound you—and likely to make things a bit noisier around the house for a while.

 

Sat, Jan 17 10am, 10:45am & 11:30am
Generously sponsored in part by the venue
Congregational Church of San Mateo (Kloss Hall)
225 Tilton Ave, San Mateo

Sat, Jan 17 2pm, 2:45pm & 3:30pm
Generously sponsored in part by the venue
Calvary Presbyterian Church (Calvin Hall)
2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco

Mon, Jan 19 11am & 12pm
Generously sponsored in part by the venue
The Crowden School
1475 Rose St, Berkeley