For the past 10 years the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society has been presenting Children’s Concerts to thousands of fourth graders in the Santa Maria Valley. In 2015 over 2,500 children were bused to a single location where the orchestra performed Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf .
The children, are transfixed as each instrument is demonstrated for them by principal musicians of the orchestra. The orchestra then proceeds with the story told by a narrator, with each character of the story represented by an instrument of the orchestra.
The organization is extremely grateful for the generous support from the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, making these concerts possible and helping to bring music to thousands of young children. We are also grateful to Pacific Christian Center for the use of their spacious facilities for the past 5 years.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.