San Francisco Symphony is 100

Familiar treasures are sometimes taken for granted. Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony is celebrating 100 years of entertaining City folks. And this current season of SFS events is not your great grandma’s version of what some still call “long-hair music.”

From this season’s opening night in September to June of 2012, our world class orchestra will showcase classical superstar musicians, such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma. But they will also play live music to accompany the animated film The Snowman to the delight of small and big kids on December 3. This holiday event features kid-friendly seasonal tunes and sing-alongs with the orchestra.

The Family Music Series is just one of the many programs produced by our symphony organization and planned to be affordable for families. About 600,000 people hear more than 220 concerts and presentations each year. And through the organization’s outreach to children and people-in-need, almost 60,000 people hear the orchestra’s music at no cost at all.

Check out for information on all of the programs and to purchase tickets or donate to a San Francisco institution to be celebrated.

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