“Once upon a time” begins some of the most beloved fairytales of all time, and it’s easy to imagine how enchanting the accompanying music is in the ballets, plays, and Disney movies these tales inspired. Dress up as your favorite storybook character and experience the musical storytelling of fairytales as the SF Symphony performs selections from Beauty and the Beast, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Mother Goose, and more.
Don’t forget to bring a fairytale book to get signed by a surprise guest!
Come early and collect stamps in your musical passport, and enjoy lobby activities such as the instrument petting zoo, coloring stations, and our conductor photo station. Ticket holders receive free online materials to enhance musical discovery at home.
Christian Reif – Conductor
Glinka – Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Humperdinck – Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel
Prokofiev – Waltz and Midnight from Cinderella
Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of the Kalander Prince from Scheherazade, Opus 35
Tchaikovsky – Opening of Act II from Swan Lake
Alan Menken/Howard Ashman – The Little Mermaid Suite
Alan Menken; arr. Troob, Danny – Music from Aladdin
Alan Menken – Transformation from Beauty and the Beast