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San Francisco Symphony 2014-2015 Season Concert Calendar

February 24, 2014

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / February 24, 2014 (updated June 3, 2014)
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY 2014-2015 SEASON CONCERT CALENDAR

Calendar editors, please note: Subscriptions to the 2014-2015 season go on sale to renewing subscribers and the general public Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10 am at www.sfsymphony.org, (415) 864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, located on Grove Street between Franklin and Van Ness.

  • All concerts are at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, unless otherwise noted.

Calendar editors, please note:


OPENING NIGHT GALA WITH MTT, BONNIE RAITT, and YUJA WANG

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Bonnie Raitt vocalist
Yuja Wang piano
San Francisco Symphony

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Stravinsky Circus Polka [with video]
Prokofiev Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet              

ALL-SAN FRANCISCO CONCERT, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano
San Francisco Symphony

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky Circus Polka [with video]
Prokofiev Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet   

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8 pm


Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano
San Francisco Symphony                                              

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky Circus Polka [with video]
Prokofiev Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet   

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2 pm
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes , piano
Mason Bates, electronica
San Francisco Symphony                                              

Beethoven Consecration of the House Overture, Opus 124
Mason Bates Alternative Energy [SFS first performances]
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Opus 15 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2 pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2 pm            

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Cameron Carpenter organ
San Francisco Symphony

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Brant Ice Field
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 pm                          

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony              

Foss Then the Rocks on the Mountain Began to Shout” [SFS first performances]
Ives Three Places in New England
J. Strauss, Jr. By the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
Ligeti Lux aeterna
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Opus 30       

THE WIZARD OF OZ: FILM WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

  • Film Series

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8 pm

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Arlen     The Wizard of Oz film with live orchestral accompaniment

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2 pm

Juraj Valčuha conductor
Garrick Ohlsson piano
San Francisco Symphony           

Steven Stucky Jeu de timbres [SFS first performances]
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin, Opus 19
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7 pm

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra          

Dvořák The Noonday Witch, Opus 108
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B-flat minor, Opus 74, Pathétique

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

  • Great Performers Series

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8 pm

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Magnus Lindberg Chorale
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Opus 65

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8 pm (Green Music Center)
Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8 pm

Stephane Denève conductor
Isabelle Faust violin
San Francisco Symphony             

Barber Adagio for Strings, Opus 11
Britten Violin Concerto, Opus 15
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Opus 45         

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2 pm

Dahl    Concerto a Tre
  David Neuman clarinet; Diane Nicholeris violin; David Goldblatt cello
John Steinmetz Three Pieces for Ten Winds
  Tim Day flute; Robin McKee flute; Pamela Smith oboe; Russ DeLuna oboe; David Neuman clarinet; Jerry Simas clarinet; Steven Dibner bassoon; Steven Braunstein bassoon; Robert Ward horn; Jonathan Ring horn
Schubert Octet in F major, D. 803
  Nadya Tichman violin; Kelly Leon-Pearce violin; Jonathan Vinocour viola; Sébastien Gingras cello; Mark Wright bass; Jerry Simas clarinet; Rob Weir bassoon; Jessica Valeri horn

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2 pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 pm (UC Davis)

Christian Zacharias pianist and conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Copland Appalachian Spring
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Feldman Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety [SFS first performances]
Haydn Symphony No. 93 in D major

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, October 24 at 8 pm (Stanford University - Bing Concert Hall)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 pm

Alexander Barantschik leader and violinist
Dan Carlson violin
Robin Sutherland piano
San Francisco Symphony

Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons, Opus 8, no.2, RV315
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 3, in D major, BWV 1054
J.S. Bach Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043
Tchaikovsky Sextet in D minor for Strings, Opus 70, Souvenir de Florence

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Mahler Symphony No. 7 in E minor      

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE - FILM WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

  • Film Series

Thursday, October 31, 2014 at 8 pm

Todd Wilson organ

Various                 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde film with live organ accompaniment (U.S. Premiere)

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY CONCERT

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2 pm (festivities begin at 1 pm)

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 pm (Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor)

Alexander Barantschik violin
Anton Nel piano             

Haydn Piano Trio in C major, H.XV:27
Schumann Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Opus 22
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Opus 66

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Gil Shaham violin
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony             

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (Nov 6, 7, 9 only)
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, Turkish, K.219 (Nov 6, 7, 9 only)
Samuel Adams  Drift and Providence (Nov 8 only)
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 63 (Nov 8 only)
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

2014 NATIONAL TOUR

Wed Nov 12 Thu Nov 13 Fri Nov 14
Kansas City, MO Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor, MI
     
Sat Nov 15 Sun Nov 16 Tue Nov 18
Cleveland, OH Boston, MA Philadelphia, PA
     
Wed Nov 19 Thu Nov 20 Sat Nov 22
New York, NY New York, NY Miami, FL
Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall  

ORGAN RECITAL: KEN COWAN

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3 pm

Ken Cowan organ (SFS Debut)

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2 pm

Susanna Mälkki conductor
Jeremy Denk piano
San Francisco Symphony

Griffes The White Peacock, Opus 7, no.1
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73                    

MUSIC FOR FAMILIES

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2 pm

Edwin Outwater conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

DECK THE HALL: SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11 am & 3 pm

Christian Baldini conductor
Members of the San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

SOUNDBOX SERIES: MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

300 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Friday, December 12, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Program to be announced

PETER AND THE WOLF

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 1 & 4 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm (Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor)

Alexander Barantschik violin
TBD violin
TBD viola
TBD viola
TBD cello
Anton Nel piano            

Mozart String Quintet TBD
Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Opus 81

“A Merri-Achi Christmas” featuring Mariachi Sol de Mexico® de José Hernández and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® de José Hernández

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Program to be announced

COLORS OF CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8 pm
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8 pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8 pm

TBD conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8 pm

Jane Glover conductor
Yulia van Doren soprano
Leah Wool mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan tenor
Troy Cook baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Handel Messiah

SFS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 2 pm

Randall Craig Fleischer conductor
Lisa Vroman soprano
San Francisco Symphony

Join the San Francisco Symphony on a whimsical journey through Christmas classics, favorite carols, and sing-alongs.  Special visits from beloved Holiday characters and yule-tide cheer throughout Davies Symphony Hall will round out this musical experience that will certainly become a Holiday tradition for years to come.


NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE BALL

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9 pm (doors open 8 pm)

Edwin Outwater conductor
Measha Brueggergosman soprano
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

THE GODFATHER: FILM WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

  • Film Series

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8 pm

Justin Freer conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Rota        The Godfather film with live orchestral accompaniment (U.S. Premiere)

SOUNDBOX SERIES: SAMUEL ADAMS

300 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Friday, January 9, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Program to be announced

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2 pm

Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546
  Dan Carlson violin; David Chernyavsky violin; David Kim viola; Peter Wyrick cello; Scott Pingel bass
Nikolai Kapustin Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
  Robin McKee flute; Anne Pinsker cello; Britt Day piano
Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia
  In Sun Jang violin; Katie Kadarauch viola
Dvořák String Quartet No. 12, in F major, Opus 96, The American
  Yukiko Kurakata violin; Dan Carlson violin; Nancy Ellis viola; Barbara Bogatin cello

EMANUEL AX PIANO RECITAL

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7 pm

Emanuel Ax piano                     

Debussy Estampes
Rameau Pièces de clavecin
Debussy Images for piano, Series 1
Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Opus 20
  Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Opus 31
  Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Opus 39
  Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Opus 54

MTT 70th BIRTHDAY GALA

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Marc-André Hamelin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yuja Wang, pianists
San Francisco Symphony

Program to include:

Liszt Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
TBA speaker
San Francisco Symphony

John Adams Grand Pianola Music
Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat           

ITZHAK PERLMAN VIOLIN RECITAL

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7 pm

Itzhak Perlman violin

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yefim Bronfman piano
San Francisco Symphony

Berg Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 83

ORGAN RECITAL: PAUL JACOBS

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3 pm

Paul Jacobs organ

Program to be announced

BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7 pm

Iván Fischer conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra (Davies Symphony Hall debut)

Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90                   

 BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

  • Great Performers Series

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8 pm

Iván Fischer conductor
Pinchas Zukerman violin
Budapest Festival Orchestra            

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
Mendelssohn Excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream            

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8 pm

Bernard Labadie conductor
Lydia Teuscher soprano
San Francisco Symphony

J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Mozart  "Al desio, di chi t'adora," K.577 from Le nozze di Figaro, K.492
Mozart "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" from Zaide, K.344(336b)
J.S. Bach Cantata No. 202, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)
Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D major, K.297(300a), Paris

MUSIC FOR FAMILIES

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2 pm

TBD conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8 pm (Green Music Center)
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Herbert Blomstedt conductor
Peter Serkin piano
San Francisco Symphony

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43                   

SOUNDBOX SERIES: SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PERCUSSIONISTS

300 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Friday, February 13, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Program to be announced

ANDRÁS SCHIFF PIANO RECITAL

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2 pm

András Schiff piano

Haydn Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, H.XVI:50
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Opus 109
Mozart Piano Sonata in C major, K.545
Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958                     

Co-presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances.


ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7 pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Hélène Grimaud piano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestrta (Davies Symphony Hall debut)              

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64

ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC

  • Great Performers Series

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8 pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Hélène Grimaud piano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra             

Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Opus 100

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8 pm

Herbert Blomstedt conductor
Ragnar Bohlin conductor (Warum)
Ruth Ziesak soprano
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Jonathan Dimmock organ
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Brahms Selections from Chorale Preludes, Opus 122
Brahms “Warum ist das Light gegeben” (“Why is light given”), Opus 74, no.1 [SFS first performances]
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Opus 45

LUNAR NEW YEAR CONCERT AND CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4 pm (reception at 3 pm)

Mei-Ann Chen conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2 pm

Beethoven String Trio in G major, Opus 1, no. 1
  Kelly Leon-Pearce violin; Gina Feinauer viola; David Goldblatt cello
Rossini Duetto for Cello and Bass
  Amos Yang cello; Charles Chandler bass
Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 47
  Nadya Tichman violin; Katie Kadarauch viola; Amos Yang cello; Marc Shapiro piano

ANDRÁS SCHIFF

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7 pm

András Schiff piano

Mozart  Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K.570
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Opus 110
Haydn Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major, H.XVI:51
Schubert Piano Sonata in A major, D.959

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
San Francisco Symphony

John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World [chamber version]
Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 77
Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 38, Spring

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8 pm

Thomas Adès conductor
Dawn Upshaw soprano
Kirill Gerstein piano
Tal Rosner video artist
San Francisco Symphony              

Ives The Unanswered Question
Milhaud La Création du monde, Opus 81
Sibelius Luonnotar, Opus 70
Thomas Adès In Seven Days [with video] [SFS first performances]

SOUNDBOX SERIES: NATHANIEL STOOKEY & EDWIN OUTWATER

300 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Friday, March 6, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Program to be announced

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2 pm (Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor)

Alexander Barantschik violin
TBD viola
TBD cello
Anton Nel piano                            

Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat major, Opus 1, no. 1
Turina Piano Quartet in A minor, Opus 67
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Opus 15

ORGAN RECITAL: ISABELLE DEMERS

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3 pm

Isabelle Demers organ

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Ton Koopman conductor
Nadya Tichman violin
Amos Yang cello
Stephen Paulson bassoon
San Francisco Symphony

Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
Haydn Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major, H.I105
Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, Drumroll

MUSIC FOR FAMILIES

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2 pm

Edwin Outwater conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2 pm

Duruflé Prélude, Récitatif et Variations, Opus 3
  Catherine Payne flute; Nanci Severance viola; Robin Sutherland piano
Dutilleux String Quartet, Ainsi la Nuit
  Sarn Oliver violin; Mariko Smiley violin; Margaret Tait cello
Schubert  String Quintet in C major, D.956
  Yun Chu violin; Sharon Grebanier violin; Nanci Severance viola; Michael Grebanier cello

ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7 pm

Jeremy Denk pianist and leader
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Suk Serenade for Strings in E-flat major
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055
Dvořák Serenade for Strings in E major, Opus 22

ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

  • Great Performers Series

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8 pm

Jeremy Denk pianist and leader
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Stravinsky Concerto in D major for String Orchestra
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Stravinsky Apollon musagète [Apollo]

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, March 18 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8 pm


Ton Koopman conductor
Mark Inouye trumpet
San Francisco Symphony

Handel Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, H.VIIe:1
Haydn Symphony No. 98 in B-flat major                          

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Program to be announced

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, March 22 at 7 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yuja Wang piano
London Symphony Orchestra            

Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Opus 35
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

  • Great Performers Series

Monday, March 23 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yuja Wang piano
London Symphony Orchestra              

Colin Matthews Hidden Variables
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47            

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8 pm


Seymon Bychkov conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor

GOTTA DANCE! GREAT MOMENTS OF DANCE IN FILM WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

  • Film Series

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8 pm

Joshua Gersen conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Gotta Dance! Selections from 
BrigadoonSingin’ in the RainMadame BovaryAn American in Parisand 2001: A Space Odyssey

SOUNDBOX SERIES: PABLO HERAS-CASADO

300 Franklin Street, San Francisco

 

Friday, April 9, 2015
Saturday, April 10, 2015

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2 pm

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Joshua Bell violin
San Francisco Symphony            

John Adams Chamber Symphony [SFS first performances]
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1, Opus 9b
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 61          

MUSIC FOR FAMILIES

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2 pm

Edwin Outwater conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8 pm (Green Music Center)
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 pm

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Igor Levit piano
San Francisco Symphony              

Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Mourning
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K.271, Jeunehomme
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements               

SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

  • Great Performers Series

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7 pm

Myung-Whun Chung conductor (Davies Symphony Hall debut)
Sunwook Kim piano  (Davies Symphony Hall debut)
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Davies Symphony Hall debut)             

Wagner Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 73, Emperor
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98                

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8 pm

Vasily Petrenko conductor
Sa Chen piano
San Francisco Symphony

Barber Overture to The School for Scandal
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18
Shostakovich Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Opus 112, The Year 1917

TAN DUN’S MARTIAL ARTS TRILOGY: FILM WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

  • Film Series

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8 pm

Damian Iorio conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Tan Dun Selections from 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonThe Banquet, and Hero with live orchestral accompaniment

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2 pm

Hindemith String Quartet No. 4
  Melissa Kleinbart violin; Dan Carlson violin; Yun Jie Liu viola; Amos Yang cello
Spohr Nonet in F major, Opus 31
  Chen Zhao violin; Christina King viola; David Goldblatt cello; Scott Pingel bass; Robin McKee flute; Russ DeLuna oboe; Jerry Simas clarinet; Steven Dibner bassoon; Jonathan Ring horn
Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, Opus 81
  John Chisholm violin; Chunming Mo violin; Yun Jie Liu viola; Barbara Bogatin cello; William Wellborn piano

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS

  • Great Performers Series

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8 pm

John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Monteverdi L’Orfeo, favola in musica, SV318 [in concert]  

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 pm

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Esa-Pekka Salonen Nyx [SFS first performances]
Stravinsky The Firebird [complete]                           

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Susanna Phillips soprano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
San Francisco Symphony             

Bernstein Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G major

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Janine Jansen violin
Peabody Southwell mezzo-soprano
Matthew Newlin tenor
Luca Pisaroni bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony

Cage The Seasons [SFS first performances]
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
Stravinsky Pulcinella [complete]       

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Clyde Scott video designer
Special Guest Speaker TBA
Dancers TBA
San Francisco Symphony          

Cage The Seasons [SFS first performances]
Cage Renga (Lecture on Nothing - multimedia piece featuring video co-produced with New World Symphony and the John Cage Trust, with special guest speaker to be announced)            

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CHORUS

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7 pm

Ragnar Bohlin conductor
TBD soprano
TBD tenor
TBD baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Stravinsky Mass
Arvo Pärt Te Deum
Orff (arr. Killmayer)             Carmina burana

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8 pm (Green Music Center)
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Alexander Barantschik violin
Jonathan Vinocour viola
San Francisco Symphony

Samuel Adams New Work TBD [SFS first performances]
Mozart Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin and Viola, K.364(320d)
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra                          

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2 pm

Taneyev String Trio in D major
  Victor Romasevich violin; Wayne Roden viola; David Goldblatt cello
George Crumb Voice of the Whale
  Linda Lukas flute; David Goldblatt cello; Gwendolyn Mok piano
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Opus 25
  John Chisholm violin; Matthew Young viola; Barbara Andres cello; Sayaka Tanikawa piano

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2 pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2 pm

Charles Dutoit conductor
Gautier Capuçon cello
San Francisco Symphony

Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8 pm

Charles Dutoit conductor
Isabel Leonard Concepción, Torquemada's wife, mezzo-soprano
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt Torquemada, a clockmaker, tenor
Jean-Luc Ballestra Ramiro, a muleteer, baritone
David Wilson-Johnson Don Iñigo Gomez, a banker, bass
Javier Pieranes piano
San Francisco Symphony           

Ravel Alborado del gracioso
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel L’Heure espagnole [SFS first performances]

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2 pm (Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor)

Alexander Barantschik violin
Peter Wyrick cello
Anton Nel piano         

Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304(300c)
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat major, K. 493

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

  • Beethoven Festival

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8 pm

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Joélle Harvey soprano
Sasha Cooke mezzo-soprano (Jun 10-11, 13)
Tamara Mumford mezzo-soprano (Jun 12)
Brandon Jovanovich tenor
Shenyang bass-baritone
Michael Levine director and designer
Finn Ross video designer
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony             

Beethoven Missa solemnis, Opus 123 [semi-staged]     

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

  • Beethoven Festival

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Karita Mattila soprano
Jonathan Biss piano
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Opus 43
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58
Beethoven Ah! perfido, Opus 65
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68, Pastoral

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

  • Beethoven Festival

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Jonathan Biss piano
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
Beethoven Sanctus from Mass in C major, Opus 86
Beethoven Fantasy in G minor, Opus 77
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Opus 80                          

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA – BON VOYAGE TOUR CONCERT

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Program to be announced

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

  • Beethoven Festival

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7 pm (Marathon Concert)

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Karita Mattila soprano
Jonathan Biss piano
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68, Pastoral
Beethoven Ah! perfido, Opus 65
Beethoven  Kyrie and Gloria from Mass in C major, Opus 86
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58
   
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
Beethoven Sanctus from Mass in C major, Opus 86
Beethoven Fantasy in G minor, Opus 77
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Opus 80                          

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

  • Beethoven Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8 pm
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Nina Stemme soprano (Leonore)
Brandon Jovanovich tenor (Florestan)
Vocal Soloists TBA
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven Fidelio, Opus 72 [concert performance]                        

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

  • Beethoven Festival

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Program to include:

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67

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2014-15 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

The San Francisco Symphony receives support from over 10,000 individual donors and 150 partner institutions. We are especially grateful to the following major funders supporting programs and events of the 2014-15 season:

Second Century Partners

Chevron - Inaugural Partner

Wells Fargo

Official Partners

Emirates Airline - Official Airline

William Hill Estate Winery - Official Wine

Major Corporate Partners

Bank of America

Franklin Templeton Investments

Jones Day

Macy’s

Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.

 Morrison & Foerster LLP

Public Funding

San Francisco Arts Commission

Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

National Endowment for the Arts

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