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

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“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


Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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