An instrument petting zoo and music aimed at kids’ tastes makes this Saturday’s Music for Families event a sure hit. The theme is How to Build an Orchestra, and it gives kids – and maybe adults – a chance to learn what it takes to make a symphony come together in the beautiful Davies Symphony Hall.
The San Francisco Symphony will be playing kid-centric music, including Quidditch Fanfare from Harry Potter, and The Composer is Dead, inspired by Lemony Snicket. Before and after the performance, and during the intermission, the lobby will have activities to keep kids engaged, including the instrument petting zoo, where picking up and trying a new instrument is encouraged.
They will have piano mats, too, allowing people to live out their Big dreams. (That may be my own reaction any time I see piano mats on the ground.)
The event begins this Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. and is aimed at ages 5 and up, with half price tickets to kids under age 17. Adult prices run from $27-64.
Photos courtesy of the San Francisco Symphony and Stefan Cohen