‘Toy Symphony’ on Saturday | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:01



Music for Minors II children will be featured in Mozart’s  “Toy Symphony.” Top Row,  Grady Sharkey(tone bells), Carrie Lee (boomwhackers), Olivia Ott (drums), Maika Schneider (trumpet), Eryn Souko, Graffam (clicker sound) and Carlia Ott (cabasa); bottom row, Brionna Lee (cow bell), Kai Schneider (cymbals), Olivia Sharkey (slide whistle) and Alina weingand (triangle).

By Terry Liebowitz

Symphonic and vocal music, ballet and tap-dancers, an opera singer, a petting zoo and sing-along – the Family Holiday Concert playing at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts this Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. has it all!


This event showcases local talent featuring the CV Adult School Chamber Orchestra. Students from Castro Valley Performing Arts Studio, Music for Minors II, and CVHS Madrigals make guest appearances, along with soprano Brienne Jones of Notre Dame de Namur University.


The program includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” and familiar holiday tunes.


Preconcert activities begin in the Exhibition Room at 1 p.m. with an art project directed by Jasmine Clemmons of Jazzy Crafts as well as  the ever-popular Instrument Petting Zoo, a variety of instruments the children of all ages can hold and play.


“We want to give children an opportunity to touch, hear and play an instrument up close and personal and hopefully pique their interest in learning to play an instrument,” said Castro


Valley Arts Foundation Board member and musician Sherrie Kong. “This will be the first such opportunity for many of the children.”


Added Maestro Josh Cohen: “If one child or one adult is inspired to follow his passions and dreams, our work here will be worthwhile, and your families, your businesses and our community will all benefit.”


Castro Valley Arts Foundation presents this holiday tradition, suitable for all ages.  Please see the A&E Calendar on page 4 for ticket information.



Terry Liebowitz is a founding member of the Castro Valley Arts Foundation.




Weekly specialty items listings, garage sales, and much more!


Current Ads


If you would like to place a Classified Ad, call Patrick at 510-614-1558.

Real Estate

Get the latest in housing news and services delivered to you in full color PDF.


Browse this weeks gallery