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Celebrating Bernstein's Centennial

Leonard Bernstein pictured at the piano

Join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein and experience the vibrant joy of his music as the San Francisco Symphony pays tribute to one of the greatest composers, conductors, and educators of the 20th century.

Sep 14:
Overture to Candide

Sep 22–24:
 Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
                  Chichester Psalms
                  Arias and Barcarolles
                  Symphonic Dances from
                  West Side Story

Nov 2–5:
Bernstein  The Age of Anxiety,
                   Symphony No. 2

Jan 18–21:
MTT Conducts Candide

Feb 1–3:
West Side Story
                   Film with Live Orchestra

Feb 22–24:
 The SFS Celebrates
                   the Bliss of Bernstein
                   Divertimento and Serenade

“Leonard Bernstein and the San Francisco Symphony”
A Special Exhibit

The San Francisco Symphony continues their celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with this special exhibit, on display January 18 through February 28. Located on the First Tier Lobby, the exhibit examines the unique relationship between the Symphony and Bernstein as a conductor, composer, educator, activist, and friend.


Cultural Ties—Music from Home

Krzysztof Urbański and Susanna Mälkki

Guest conductors from around the world present programs featuring music from their homelands. Join them as they celebrate the sounds of Poland, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, and Russia.

Oct 6–8:
Krzysztof Urbański Conducts Penderecki

Oct 13–15:
Jakub Hrůša Conducts Dvořák, Smetana, and Janáček
(Czech Republic)

Oct 26–28:
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Sibelius

May 10–12:
Stéphane Denève Conducts Saint-Saëns and Connesson

May 31–Jun 2:
Semyon Bychkov Conducts Taneyev and Tchaikovsky

Jun 7–9:
Susanna Mälkki Conducts Saariaho


Film Series

A scene from 'West Side Story'

Experience your favorite films like never before at Davies Symphony Hall. With the orchestra performing the score live and the film projected on the big screen, movie night at the Symphony is a unique and unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the cinema.

Dec 1–2:
North By Northwest

Dec 16–17:
Home Alone

Feb 2–3:
West Side Story

Apr 6–7: