Symphony Orchestra Family Concert- Fantastic Tales

whimsical, misty, green forrest with the silhouette of a little girl holding a lantern

Please join us for an hour-long concert of stories, fairy tales, and great orchestral music! We will be featuring music from Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, and Edward Grieg's Peer Gynt - all accompanied by readings from the fairy tales on which this music is based. Kids activities and story readings will follow in the Weill Hall lobby after the show. Audiences (kid and grown-ups!) are invited to come dressed in costume as their favorite fairy tale character.

Special guest narrator Megan McDonald (author of the Judy Moody series)

Megan McDonald HeadshotJudy Moody book cover with tiger print

Megan McDonald is the author of the best-selling books about Judy Moody and her younger brother, Stink, in addition to three Sisters Club stories, two books about Ant and Honey Bee, and many other books for children. There are more than 32 million copies of her books in print worldwide, in twenty-eight languages. One of her lifelong dreams was recently fulfilled when Judy Moody was a question on the television show Jeopardy! The Judy Moody series has also been highlighted in a New York Times crossword puzzle.

Megan McDonald grew up with four older sisters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she says that many of the stories in the Judy Moody series grew out of her childhood experiences. (In fact, she made Judy the older sister because she wanted to see what it was like to be in charge.) She has a BA in English and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied under Dr. Carla Hayden, the current Librarian of Congress. Before she became a writer, she worked in museums, libraries, and bookstores; she has also made a living as a storyteller and a park ranger. Megan McDonald now writes
full-time and lives with her husband in California.

Children ages 3 - 12 get free admission with code: FreeYouthOrch22


Health and Safety for the 2022 Spring Season

The following safety procedures are required for the 2022 Spring Season: 

  • Masks are required when indoors for everyone. 
  • All participants and audience members will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, for indoor seating at the Green Music Center. This includes audience members of all ages.
  • All participants and audience members must heed all Sonoma County Public Health orders and Sonoma State University safety protocols.

For more information about our health and safety guidelines visit:

*All in-person performances are subject to change if necessary. Notice will be given if a change occurs.

Weill Hall
Admission Fees
$12.00 includes parking, SSU Students free with ID, children ages 3 - 12 get free admission with code: FreeYouthOrch22
Date and Time Ticket Link
Saturday, February, 26, 2022, 2:00pm