October 4, 2012
Community Music Day is a remarkable event, not least because it’s so appealing to small children. The celebrated “instrument petting zoo” is where you'll find kids exploring instruments: blowing on a tuba or a trombone, or strumming a harp. For smaller kids there are smaller instruments. The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will be there with one of its patented introductory programs, which is always a treat, particularly if you wish to introduce children to both the sound of classical music and, if you will, the glamor. After all, many of these musicians are like sports stars in their world.
Very First Concerts launches during Community Music Day with three repeat concerts. The renowned San Francisco Girls Chorus will perform with music students from the Crowden Music School. And by the way, if you want to find out about that school, which is one of the premier schools in the Bay Area for musicians, they will have admissions people on hand. Plus: instrument making, class demonstrations, concerts for kids throughout the day, movies about music, a music sale, face-painting, and BBQ and baked goods. Don't miss all of this on Oct. 21 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Community Music Day and its hands-on musical activities is a great way to introduce children to music. It's a free musical celebration for the entire family.