Now's the time to experience one of the greatest orchestras in the world: your San Francisco Symphony. Discover the thrilling beauty of live music as Michael Tilson Thomas and the Symphony present a stunning showcase of classical legends, innovative new works, and an extraordinary lineup of world-class guest artists. 



Celebrating MTT

A diptych of MTT at home, and MTT in rehearsal

Join us in celebrating Michael Tilson Thomas’ groundbreaking legacy as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony with a signature showcase of eclectic programs and collaborations with leading artists, from Beethoven's Ninth and Mahler's Ninth, to Gil Shaham and Yefim Bronfman.

Nov 15–18:
MTT’s From the Diary of Anne Frank

Nov 23, 25:
MTT Conducts Beethoven’s Ninth

Feb 7–9:
Gil Shaham and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Jun 13–15:
MTT Conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

Jun 20–22:
Yefim Bronfman Plays Prokofiev with the SF Symphony


Ferocious Beauty: the Music of Stravinsky

Images of Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky was among the most transformative composers of the 20th century. Shocking, enchanting, and fiercely individual, his voice exploded music into the modern age. Join the San Francisco Symphony for a two-week festival celebrating his three most iconic ballet scores and more.

Sep 21–23:
MTT Conducts Stravinsky’s The Firebird

Sep 27–30:
MTT Conducts Stravinsky’s Petrushka and The Rite of Spring


Composers Who Paint with Music

A diptych of an Impressionist painting and a portrait of Ravel

Step inside the Impressionistic sound worlds of composers who paint with music. Panoramic scenes of kinetic colors, shimmering light and shadows are evoked through an ephemeral atmosphere of rich orchestral texture and exotic soundscapes by Impressionist icons Debussy, Ravel, and more.

Sep 13–16:
MTT Conducts Pianist Yuja Wang and Appalachian Spring

Ravel  Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand

Oct 18–20:
Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts Boléro

Ravel  Alborado del gracioso
Debussy  Ibéria from Images pour orchestre
Ravel  Boléro

Mar 14–17:
Christian Tetzlaff Plays Mozart with the SF Symphony

Ravel  Le Tombeau de Couperin

May 9–11:
MTT Conducts the Music of Debussy

Debussy  Prélude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Debussy  Nocturnes
Debussy  La Mer

Jun 27, 29, 30:
The Magic of Youth: a Semi-Staged Event

Ravel  The Child and the Magic Spells

Film Series

A still of Jurassic Park

Experience the magic of the movies like never before. Watch cinema favorites projected on the big screen at Davies Symphony Hall and experience the power of the score performed live by the SF Symphony.

Nov 1–2:
Jurassic Park

Nov 30–Dec 1:
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jan 5–6:
Mary Poppins

Mar 1–2:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind



Patron Services

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Patron Services
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201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: 415-554-0108