**Family & Group & Student Concert Season Kicks Off With “Peter & the Wolf,” Sunday, Nov. 23**

(SAN DIEGO – Oct. 21, 2014) – Classics 4 Kids announces their 2014-2015 Family & Group Concert Season. The season line-up begins with “Peter & the Wolf,” Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:00 p.m. All concerts are at the historic Balboa Theatre, downtown in the Gaslamp. General admission is $10 for kids and $15 for adults with premium seating (plus give-away) for $15 (kids 16 & under) and $20 (adults). Teachers are free.


Peter & the WolfSunday, Nov. 23 at 2:00 p.m. – For Families & Groups of All Ages

Join Peter on this classic animal adventure, brought to life through colorful modern dance performances by the acclaimed Malashock Dance Company. Concerts for student groups are: Thursday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


A Salute to American Jazz GreatsSunday, Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m. – For Families & Groups of All Ages

An All-American tribute to U.S. jazz icons in honor of Black History Month, with featured artists, including Vocalist Sherry Williams. Concerts for student groups are: Thursday, Feb. 19 and Friday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Once Upon A TiempoSunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. – For Families & Groups of All Ages

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, journey through the magical world of fairy tales with special guests from Southwestern College Mariachi Garibaldi. Directed by Jeff Nevin with both bilingual English/Spanish performances. Concerts for student groups are: Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Classics 4 Kids makes classical music fun and accessible to all with high-energy, interactive student and family and group concerts. Following a custom in-school or at-home Classical Music Education Program, each concert is performed by The Classics Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional adult symphony orchestra comprised of local musicians, and led by award-winning Conductor, Dana Zimbric.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.sandiegotheatres.org, or by calling the Balboa Theatre Box Office at (619) 570-1100 (best rates).

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About Classics 4 Kids

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Classics 4 Kids is a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to educating students and our diverse communities through music and the arts to serve as a catalyst for increased academic achievement and to inspire a life-long love of music and the arts. Classics 4 Kids and the Classics Philharmonic, an adult ensemble comprised of professional musicians, infuse their live performances with featured guests, making classical music come to life in a kid- and family-friendly way, through interpretations of art, drama, dance, film, singing and more at student and family and group concerts throughout the year. Classics 4 Kids combines the live performances with custom in-class educational curriculum and pre and post testing and discussions to create sustained learning experiences for the elementary students and teachers it serves. To learn more and save the dates for our upcoming 2014-2015 concerts series, please visit us at www.classics4kids.org, music in tune with education.