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San Francisco Symphony 2014-2015 Season September-November Concert Calendar

July 30, 2014

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / July 30, 2014
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY 2014-2015 SEASON
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER CONCERT CALENDAR

Subscriptions and single tickets to the 2014-2015 season are on sale 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

Scherzo à la russe

Prokofiev Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet              

Tickets: Concert $170-$300; for dinner availability and prices, click here or call the Box Office at (415) 864-6000.


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

Scherzo à la russe

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

Scherzo à la russe

Prokofiev Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet   

Tickets: $15-$158


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                                              

Rossini Overture to La gazza ladra
Mason Bates Alternative Energy [SFS first performances]
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Opus 15 

Tickets: $15-$158


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
Edwin Outwater 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

Tickets: $15-$158


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” –Charles Ives [SFS first performances]
Ives Three Places in New England
J. Strauss, Jr. By the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314
Ligeti Lux aeterna
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Opus 30       
 

Tickets: Open Rehearsal $30-$40; Concerts $36-$154


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

Tickets: $43-$158


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 Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
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

Tickets: Open Rehearsal $30-$40; Concerts $15-$158


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

Tickets: $46-$155


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

Tickets: $46-$155


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         

Tickets: Davies Symphony Hall $15-$158; Green Music Center $20-$115


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
  Linda Lukas flute; Robin McKee flute; Russ DeLuna oboe; Christopher Gaudi oboe; David Neuman clarinet; Jerome 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; Charles Chandler bass; Jerome Simas clarinet; Rob Weir bassoon; Jessica Valeri horn

Tickets: all sections $38


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

Tickets: Open Rehearsal $30-$40; Davies Symphony Hall $15-$154; UC Davis single tickets on sale August 14, 2014.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8 pm
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

Tickets: $15-$158


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

Tickets: $15-$158


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)

Tickets: $20-$65


DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMUNITY CONCERT

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

Donato Cabrera conductor
Jessica Rivera soprano
Circulo Cultural theater group
Jesús Cortés, dancer
San Francisco Symphony 

Arturo Marquez Conga del fuego
Gabriela Lena Frank Selection from Requiem for a Magical America: El Día de los Muertos
      Danza del Pueblo / Village Dance
      La Llegada de los Muertos / Arrival of the Dead
  [Círculo Cultural, theater group, Jesús Cortés, dancer]
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Ginastera Estancia Suite, Op. 8a
      The Land Workers
      Wheat Dance
      The Cattlemen
      Malambo
Eduardo Gamboa Paso Doble
Torroba La Petenera from La Marchener [Rivera]
Osvaldo Golijov Lúa descolorida” from La Pasión según San Marcos [Rivera]
Lara Solamente Una Vez  (arr. Silvetti) (orch. Horst) [Rivera]
Moncayo Huapango [Círculo Cultural]

Tickets: $15-$70


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
Michael Grebanier cello 
Anton Nel piano             

Haydn Piano Trio in C major, H.XV:27
Debussy Preludes, Book 2:
  Général Lavine – eccentric
  Bruyères
  Ondine
  La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
  Feux d’artifice
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Opus 66

Tickets: $59


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8 pm
Friday, November 7, 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  
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, Turkish, K.219  
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)  

Tickets: $39-$154


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8 pm

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

Samuel Adams  Drift and Providence
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 63
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

Tickets: $43-$158


2014 NATIONAL TOUR

Wed Nov 12 Thu Nov 13 Fri Nov 14
Kansas City, MO Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor, MI
Kauffman Center Hill Auditorium Hill Auditorium
     
Sat Nov 15 Sun Nov 16 Tue Nov 18
Cleveland, OH Boston, MA Princeton, NJ
Severance Hall Symphony Hall McCarter Theater
     
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)

Mozart (arr. Glaus) Fantasia in F minor, K.608
Schumann Canon in A-flat major, Opus 56, no.4
Schumann Canon in B minor, Opus 56, no.5
Vierne

Feux follets, Opus 53, no.4

Liszt (arr. Cowan) Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Bach (arr. Reger) Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Saint-Saëns (arr. Cowan) Danse macabre, Opus 40
Reger Fantasy on the Chorale “Hallelujah, Gott zu loben, blieibe meine Seelenfreud”, Opus 52, no.3

Tickets: $22-$33


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Program to be announced

Tickets: $15-$52


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                    

Tickets: $15-$158


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