Saturday, May 9, 2009

SF Symphony Field Trip, May 8

We joined the kids from his co-op for another lovely field trip, this time to the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's matinee show for students at the Davies Symphony Hall.

Despite the traffic and hunt for parking, we happily made it in time for the 11.30am performance.

DS, of course, couldn't resist conducting along with the music. Luckily, we were seated right at the back and he didn't create much of a distraction.

The program:
Rossini Overture to Semiramide
Gershwin An American in Paris
Nathaniel Stookey Wide as Skies
Beethoven Finale from Symphony No. 7
Dvořák Slavonic Dance No. 2
Dvořák Cello Concerto: Featuring cellist Nathan Chan from the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
Britten Fugue from The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The kids were also introduced to the Four Elements of Music: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Audience

Be sure to check out the symphony's smorgasbord of interesting musical tidbits on their website.
My favorite related web pages:
Musical Styles
the sensational Primal Moves,
YouTube Symphony Orchestra
and SF Symphony Director, Michael Tilson Thomas.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that sounds so cool! I can just picture him conducting along :)


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