Gamelan Çudamani student matinee (Image credit: Joel Simon)


Student matinees cover a wonderful spectrum of art forms and world cultures, and include programs suitable for all grades. Our matinee programs are open to all Bay Area K-12 schools and teachers. Tickets are just $8 each, with scholarship assistance available. Online purchasing is now available! Scroll down to your desired performance below. To purchase tickets by mail, please download our order form or contact Ben Frandzel at

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2018–19 Matinee Performances

If you have any questions about the performances, email or call 650.736.8768.

Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Bing Concert Hall

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens are frequent stars at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and on stages worldwide. They’ll share the stage in a program of opera arias, American popular songs, gospel and spirituals. Suggested for grades 1-12.

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Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Bing Concert Hall

2018 Grammy nominees for Best Children’s Album, Alphabet Rockers partner with educators, anti-bias and child development specialists, and children to create uplifting songs of friendship and self-worth, and to sensitively address issues of race, gender, and social justice. With inspiring lyrics set to irresistible hip-hop grooves, Alphabet Rockers move both bodies and mind. Suggested for grades K-5


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Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Bing Concert Hall 

With their “mix of consummate skill and quirky charm” (New York Times), Sō Percussion introduces and performs on a global array of instruments, and invites students to clap, sing, stomp, and dance as they learn a world of rhythms. Students will learn musical elements such as call and response, and be introduced to contemporary music inspired by traditions from various cultures. Suggested for grades K-6.


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2018–19 Teacher Workshops

Workshops take place in the Studio at Bing Concert Hall and are free and open to all teachers, whether or not your class is attending a matinee. Register online today.

Percussion in the Classroom
Wed, Mar 27, 2019 | 4:00 PM–6:00 PM | Led by Jeni Swerdlow
We’ll learn how percussion instruments and rhythms have traveled the globe and can teach us about culture and history. Educators will be energized by percussion activities to share with students and will see how rhythm can build a classroom community. Jeni Swerdlow has been a teaching artist in over 40 Bay Area schools and leads workshops and drum circles across the U.S.


Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid by mail, please fill out the order form and attach a letter on school letterhead signed by your principal explaining need. On the order form, please indicate the number of scholarships requested and include a check for your paid attendance (total attendance less scholarships requested). We encourage you to include demographic information about your school. This information is important for internal reporting purposes, but will in no way affect determination of scholarship awards.

To apply for financial aid online, please submit a letter (see requirements above) via email to

All scholarships are awarded based on need and funding availability. If we are unable to grant scholarships, we will notify you and request additional payment when we confirm your order.