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San Francisco Symphony – Music For Families: Once Upon an Orchestra

San Francisco Symphony – Music For Families: Once Upon an Orchestra

“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 BeastSwan LakeCinderellaMother 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

Samuel Faustine – Tenor

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 AshmanThe Little Mermaid Suite

 

Alan Menken; arr. Troob, Danny – Music from Aladdin

 

Alan Menken – Transformation from Beauty and the Beast

San Francisco Symphony – THE LITTLE MERMAID

San Francisco Symphony – THE LITTLE MERMAID

A rebellious mermaid wishes for life on land to win the heart of a human prince in Disney’s enchanting The Little Mermaid. Boasting an Oscar-winning score by Alan Menken, beautiful animation, and a bevy of unforgettable songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning “Under the Sea,” don’t miss the beloved music of this underwater world performed live to film by the SF Symphony.

San Francisco Symphony – THE LITTLE MERMAID

San Francisco Symphony – THE LITTLE MERMAID

A rebellious mermaid wishes for life on land to win the heart of a human prince in Disney’s enchanting The Little Mermaid. Boasting an Oscar-winning score by Alan Menken, beautiful animation, and a bevy of unforgettable songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning “Under the Sea,” don’t miss the beloved music of this underwater world performed live to film by the SF Symphony.

San Francisco Symphony – THE LITTLE MERMAID

San Francisco Symphony – THE LITTLE MERMAID

A rebellious mermaid wishes for life on land to win the heart of a human prince in Disney’s enchanting The Little Mermaid. Boasting an Oscar-winning score by Alan Menken, beautiful animation, and a bevy of unforgettable songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning “Under the Sea,” don’t miss the beloved music of this underwater world performed live to film by the SF Symphony.