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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 Diego Symphony – Rafael Payare Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

San Diego Symphony – Rafael Payare Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

MOZART – Overture to Don Giovanni
R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
TCHAIKOVSKY – Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
MUSSORGSKY/Ravel – Pictures from an Exhibition

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Don’t miss Rafael Payare’s momentous inaugural concert as San Diego Symphony’s Music Director Designate. As part of our January “Hearing the Future” festival looking at youthful creation, this program features Don Juan, composed by a 24-year-old Richard Strauss, and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition (written in that composer’s 35th year) in its well-known orchestration by Maurice Ravel. The concert opens with the dramatic overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, which he debuted at age 31. Just Announced! Cellist Alisa Weilerstein will join the concert, performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations.

Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker

The spirit of the holidays is brought to life with beautiful dancing, magnificent scenery and imaginative costumes. Cheer on Marie and her soldiers as she rescues the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat King and then soar with our dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where luscious treats await. With the Oakland Symphony along with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir bringing Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score to life – Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker will be highlight of your holiday season!

Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker

The spirit of the holidays is brought to life with beautiful dancing, magnificent scenery and imaginative costumes. Cheer on Marie and her soldiers as she rescues the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat King and then soar with our dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where luscious treats await. With the Oakland Symphony along with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir bringing Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score to life – Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker will be highlight of your holiday season!

Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker

The spirit of the holidays is brought to life with beautiful dancing, magnificent scenery and imaginative costumes. Cheer on Marie and her soldiers as she rescues the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Rat King and then soar with our dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where luscious treats await. With the Oakland Symphony along with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir bringing Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score to life – Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker will be highlight of your holiday season!

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

BERLIOZ – Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21

NIELSEN – Flute Concerto, FS 119
Carol Wincenc, flute

TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 – often referred to as the “Fate” symphony because of the dark undertones – headlines the second concert of the season. Written in the shadow of Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky echoes the great master’s melancholy in this hallmark orchestral work.

Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard, joins the orchestra for Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, composed in 1926 for the legendary flautist M. Holger-Gilbert Jespersen. This concert will also feature members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra playing side-by-side on Hector Berlioz’s Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21, which, like the Tchaikovsky symphony, was also composed during a period of great despair.

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

Monterey Symphony – Concert 2

BERLIOZ – Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21

NIELSEN – Flute Concerto, FS 119
Carol Wincenc, flute

TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 – often referred to as the “Fate” symphony because of the dark undertones – headlines the second concert of the season. Written in the shadow of Beethoven’s masterful Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky echoes the great master’s melancholy in this hallmark orchestral work.

Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard, joins the orchestra for Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, composed in 1926 for the legendary flautist M. Holger-Gilbert Jespersen. This concert will also feature members of the Youth Music Monterey County Honors Orchestra playing side-by-side on Hector Berlioz’s Overture, Le corsaire, Op. 21, which, like the Tchaikovsky symphony, was also composed during a period of great despair.

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

San Diego Symphony – Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

JAVIER ÁLVAREZ – Brazos de niebla (Arms of Mist), based on text by Juan Felipe Herrera
(World premiere commissioned by the SDSO)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

David Danzmayr, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

The unique commissioned work that opens this program brings together Mexican composer Javier Álvarez and genre-crossing United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. The work will be scored for orchestra, narrator and four vihuelas. The concert also features brilliant young pianist/composer Conrad Tao performing Piotr Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Conrad Tao was called one of “5 Classical Music Faces to Watch this Season” in a recent New York Times article!