Family Concert

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Concert: A Family Valentine

Ann Krinitsky, conducting
Guest artist: Alexandra Simpson, viola

Sunday, February 10th at 3:00pm

The joy of the Marin Symphony’s annual Family Concert is undeniable. Specially designed to introduce children to the wonders of a live symphonic concert, the program is part performance, part family outing and exceptionally fun. It’s the ideal place to bring your family together and pass on the Symphony tradition from one generation to the next.

This year’s program presented themes of courage, love and a special Valentine celebration. San Domenico Alumni viola virtuoso Alexandra Simpson braved the wild weather in Boston to make her way to us as guest artist. She played beautifully to a highly engaged audience. Music from the hit movie Brave, by Patrick Doyle, was the climax of the concert and featured art created by Marin children in partnership with Youth in Arts. Images provided by the Marin History Museum and scenic photos added another dimension to the Berlioz works.

The Legend of Marina:
A musical journey with a head-strong young woman, named after the land in which she was born, set out on an adventure — to find her destiny in the world while renewing her love for the place and people from which she comes. Audiences of all ages experienced familiar lands and landmarks from a new perspective, accompanied by a musical score that underlined their beauty, mystery and significance.


Berlioz Le Corsaire Overture
Berlioz Harold in Italy (excerpts)
I. Harold in the mountains. Scenes of melancholy, happiness and joy.
II. Procession of pilgrims singing the evening hymn.
III. Serenade of an Abruzzi-mountaineer to his sweetheart.
IV. The brigand’s feast. Reminiscences of the preceding scenes.

Telemann Viola Concerto, Second Movement, featuring the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra viola section
Doyle Music from Brave


The ever-popular Instrument Petting Zoo…
Following the Family Concert, Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians assisted aspiring young artists at the Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by The Magic Flute, where children are encouraged to try out an instrument on their own. The energy and enthusiasm is always captivating!

Download our Family Concert Flyer PDF