Featuring Kaila Flexer & Gari Hegedus
Come with us to one of the cradles of civilization to explore the lively, lilting music of Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans...and to hear new, orchestral music inspired by these beautiful traditions. Your guides, composer and educator Kaila Flexer (fiddle) and Gari Hegedus (oud, saz, and many other stringed instruments) of the musical duo Teslim, join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for an exciting program with unusual instruments, uncommon rhythms, and unique scales that will likely have you dancing in the isles--ahem, aisles.
Flexer is best known in the region as the founder of Klezmer Mania, a much-loved annual Bay Area Jewish music event that ran for over a decade, and as host of the annual Pomegranate and Figs concert at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley.
Visual delights and audience participation make these fun-loving concerts a joy for all ages! Our Family Concert series introduces Bay Area children ages three through twelve to a wide range of classical music, setting the stage for a lifelong appreciation of this engaging art form. Audience interaction is welcome and encouraged in an informal but engrossing listening experience. Questions, clapping, and sing-alongs are all common occurrences at these joyful productions.
Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's Family Concert series is a fully professional production. Seating is first come, first served (no tickets or reservations are issued). Doors open 30 minutes before each performance time.
Presented by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra