The Sacramento Philharmonic Musicians on the Move program is another part of our effort to introduce young audiences to a “symphony concert experience” through specialized approaches and family-friendly programming.  We send small groups or individual musicians out into the community - schools, libraries, museums, and festivals, for example – so that children can have an up-close and personal experience with music and our musicians.

Our groups include:image of students sitting on the ground and watching a performance
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  • “WolfGANG!, a woodwind quintet plus narrator, who present family favorite programs such as Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals,  and Little Red Riding Hood.
  • We have our Philharmonic Brass, a brass quintet showcasing the versatility and power of the brass family of instruments.
  • “Signore Vivaldi”, a multi-media presentation of the Four Seasons presented by a string chamber ensemble with narrator.

Did you ever wonder why someone chooses to play an instrument like a flute, string bass, or tuba? And how do they make a career of it?  To answer these questions, we also send out articulate members of the Philharmonic to tell their life story as a professional musician and share their passion for their instrument.

In these less formal settings children learn how to conduct themselves in a performance setting; they see up close the different instruments of an orchestra and how they are played; they learn about the lives of our professional musicians.  As their curiosity is engaged we provide opportunities for questions and answers.  Through Musicians on the Move, young and uninitiated audiences experience the excitement and enjoyment of live music, and come away with a greater sense of appreciation for the art form.