Community Music Day

Presented by Crowden Music Center

Kids and adults alike can try an instrument in Crowden's humungous Instrument Petting Zoo at Community Music Day.

Community Music Day is Crowden's annual free musical carnival for the entire family! Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Harmony Project, and Music Multicultural Fellowship for a day of musical fun and exploration.

Festivities feature Crowden's ever-popular “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where kids and adults alike touch and learn to make sounds on the instruments of a symphony orchestra. We even have special miniature string instruments for tiny hands and fingers.

Dancing is encouraged at Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra: short, engaging concerts designed for the youngest listeners. Tumbling mats for wriggling kiddos, short selections, and hands-on musical activities make these fun performances the perfect way to introduce children to the joys of live classical music.

Members of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra will give a very special performance and host an Historical Instrument Petting Zoo. Kids can even “draw” their own music and hear it played by members of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra!

Featuring musical performances for kids, by kids throughout the day, including inspiring young musicians from Crowden programs and the Harmony Project.

Construct your own instruments to make music at home within our instrument crafts room. Activities include face painting, prizes for every kid, and much more!

Community Music Day is free to the public at Crowden Music Center on October 8, 10am to 2pm.


City: Berkeley
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Crowden Music Center

Crowden Music Center

1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States

Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, CA, serves more than 12,000 Bay Area music lovers of all ages each year with educational programming and concerts that emphasize the collaborative art of chamber music. Rich musical learning experiences are available through two educational divisions: The Crowden School, a coeducational private school for grades three through eight, and Crowden’s education offerings for the broader community, which provide music instruction to students of all ages and levels of experience, teaching over 1,400 community students each year. Crowden enhances and supports the musical life of the Bay Area in myriad ways, including free and low-cost concert series (always free for children), public master classes and talks by prominent guest artists, music education outreach programs in local public schools, a facility rental program for fellow music non-profits, and partnerships with numerous arts organizations.