As part of our Bridges to Music program, each year we present a free afternoon concert for children and families. These concerts feature engaging and interactive pieces written to help young people learn about the orchestra and the instruments, and children also have the opportunity to meet the musicians and see their instruments up close! And of course, tickets for the concert are free!

Family Concert
a FREE concert for children and families!
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Capuchino High School Theater
Concert at 3 PM
Piano recital at 2:15 PM


Chad Goodman, Conducting

Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Morning Mood, In the Hall of the Mountain King

George Bizet
Carmen Suite No. 1, Prelude, Aragonaise, Les Toreadors

 Pietro Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Piano Concerto TBA
Featuring Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition Winner – to be determined

Click HERE to preview the repertoire


Musical Passport: Stories From Around the World

Join the PSO and Assistant Conductor Chad Goodman for an afternoon of musical adventure. We will travel to Spain with exciting selections from Georges Bizet’s Carmen, witness a beautiful Moroccan Sunrise in Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt, and visit a charming Italian village in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.

Also featured will be the First Prize winner of the Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition (TBA).  The Competition is the legacy of Marilyn Mindell, who worked tirelessly for arts education on the Peninsula, and we are proud to have hosted the Competition for the past twelve years.

At 2:15 we will be featuring the winners of the junior portion of the Competition (TBA).  These fine young pianists will each be performing their competition piece prior to the symphony concert.

Best of all, this afternoon of fantastic music and musicians is FREE! Be sure and make reservations today so you don’t miss out on this wonderful event.


Capuchino HS Theater
1501 Magnolia Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066

Parking information coming soon.


Piano Soloist (Winner of the Senior division of the Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition) – To Be Announced  following the competition on February 17th, 2018.

Recognized as “an entrepreneur bringing innovation to classical music” (Forbes), Chad Goodman maintains an active career as a conductor, trumpeter and music educator. As Founder and Artistic Director of Elevate Ensemble, Chad offers audiences a unique way of experiencing the Bay Area’s vibrant music scene. His progressive vision for concert programming results in the pairing of music from rising local composers with under-appreciated gems of the 20th century.

Read more about Chad Goodman by clicking HERE.

Chad Goodman, PSO Assistant Conductor


Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King

Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1

Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana