The Conductor’s Spellbook

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2023 Showtimes:

Tuesday, November 7 @ 9:45 AM: Balboa Theatre

Tuesday, November 7 @ 11:45 AM: Balboa Theatre – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Wednesday, November 8 @ 9:45 AM: Joan B. Kroc Theatre

Wednesday, November 8 @ 11:45 AM: Joan B. Kroc Theatre

Thursday, November 9 @ 9:45 AM: Joan B. Kroc Theatre – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Thursday, November 9 @ 11:45 AM: Joan B. Kroc Theatre – SOLD OUT

All shows are 45 minutes long.

Discover the enchanting tale of a child who uncovers a spellbinding book of magic during a field trip to the symphony. The book’s power unleashes the child’s ability to lead the orchestra through magic, creating a captivating experience. This interactive program by modern orchestral composer Paul Dooley fosters leadership and introduces students to music and conducting. Spanish/English narration adds an extra dimension to this extraordinary journey. 


Title 1 schools: $7 per student

All other schools: $8 per student

Teachers and Aides: Free!

Balboa Theatre is located at 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, 92101 (Downtown)

Joan B. Kroc Theatre is located at 6611 University Ave, San Diego, 92115

For inquiries or assistance, please contact us via email at or call 619-231-2311. Please do not contact the theatres directly.

Limited funding for bus scholarships is available for Title 1 Schools in San Diego County. Please indicate if you are interested in applying for this funding when you register.

Special Guest Narrator: Bernardo Bermudez

Bernardo Bermudez has teamed up with Classics 4 Kids to tell this magical tale in English and Spanish. Although he typically performs throughout the U.S. as a celebrated bari-tenor, for this special concert he will showase his acting talents in the spoken role of Narrator. Bernardo is committed to inspiring young imaginations through the arts as Co-Founder of Opera 4 Kids.

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