Family Matinees

Family Matinees 2015–2016: Listen and Learn Together!

These hour-long events on weekend afternoons introduce audiences of all ages to new and established artists, and provide opportunities to ask questions and interact with performers. This season, many established Family Matinee artists will be joined by younger colleagues, demonstrating that it’s never too early, or too late, to get involved in the arts.

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Company Wayne McGregor

Family Matinee

Saturday, January 16, 2016
2pm

YBCA Theater
$10 Children/$15 Adults

Program

Excerpts from Atomos (2013)

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Jake Heggie, piano

Family Matinee

Sunday, March 13, 2016
2pm

Herbst Theatre
$10 Children/$15 Adults

Program

Our friends Flicka and Jake bring the glitter of the opera stage to the Herbst Theatre, helping a new generation of children fall in love with singing. They are joined on stage by talented young Bay Area singers they have mentored.

Sean Jones Quartet

Sean Jones, trumpet
Orrin Evans, piano
Luques Curtis, bass
Mark Whitfield Jr., drums

Family Matinee

Saturday, March 19, 2016
11am

Herbst Theatre
$10 Children/$15 Adults

Program

Jazz trumpeter Sean Jones honed his clarion sound as well as his educator chops as the lead trumpet of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Sean has been working with young musicians in the Bay Area as our new resident artist, and he shares the stage with some of these future greats, as well as his blazing quartet, to explore the great American art form.

Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano

Family Matinee

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11am

Herbst Theatre
$10 Children/$15 Adults

Program

Violinist Jennifer Koh has shared her love of music with children in classrooms as well as concert stages, in the belief that music is a universal language that can bridge many differences. She and pianist Shai Wosner demonstrate the range of styles and expressions available to their instruments, from Beethoven to music written just for them by their friends.