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San Francisco Symphony 2014-2015 Season at a Glance

February 24, 2014

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / February 24, 2014
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY 2014-2015 SEASON AT A GLANCE


SFS FIRST PERFORMANCES

John Adams Chamber Symphony
John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World (chamber version)
Samuel Adams New Work TBA
Thomas Adès In Seven Days (with video)
Mason Bates Alternative Energy
Beethoven Staging for Missa solemnis (SFS co-commission)
Brahms Warum ist das Light gegeben” Opus 74, no. 1
Cage The Seasons
Zosha di Castri Manif
Feldman Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety
Foss Then the Rocks on the Mountain Began to Shout
Ravel L’Heure espagnole
Esa-Pekka Salonen Nyx
Steven Stucky Jeu de timbres                            
Cynthia Lee Wong New Work (Co-commission/West Coast Premiere)
Rota The Godfather (US Premiere)

WORKS BY AMERICAN COMPOSERS

John Adams Grand Pianola Music (SFS co-commission);
Chamber Symphony
John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World (chamber version)
Samuel Adams Drift and Providence (SFS co-commission);
New Work
 TBA (first SFS)
Arlen The Wizard of Oz (film with live orchestral accompaniment)
Barber Adagio for Strings;
Overture to The School for Scandal
Mason Bates Alternative Energy (first SFS)
Bernstein Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
Brant Ice Field: Spatial Narratives for Large and Small Orchestral Groups
Cage The Seasons;
Renga
Copland Appalachian Spring
Feldman Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety
Foss “Then the Rocks on the Mountain Began to Shout”
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue                              
Griffes The White Peacock
Ives Three Places in New England;
The Unanswered Question
Steven Stucky Jeu de timbres
Cynthia Lee Wong New Work (Co-commission/West Coast Premiere)

WORKS BY LIVING COMPOSERS

John Adams Grand Pianola Music (SFS co-commission);
Chamber Symphony
John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World (chamber version)
Samuel Adams Drift and Providence (SFS co-commission);
New Work
 TBA (first SFS)
Thomas Adès In Seven Days (with video)
Mason Bates Alternative Energy (first SFS)
Tan Dun Selections from Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonThe Banquetand Hero (film series)
Magnus Lindberg Chorale
Esa-Pekka Salonen Nyx (first SFS)
Steven Stucky Jeu de timbres
Cynthia Lee Wong New Work (Co-commission/West Coast Premiere)

SFS CONDUCTORS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON

Thomas Adès * March 5-7, 2015
Alexander Barantschik October 23-25, 2014
Ragnar Bohlin Please see 2014-15 calendar for complete dates
Herbert Blomstedt February 12-14 & 19-21, 2015
Semyon Bychkov March 25-27, 2015
Donato Cabrera Please see 2014-15 calendar for complete dates
Stéphane Denève October 15-18, 2014
Charles Dutoit May 27-31 & June 4-6, 2015
Jane Glover December 18-20, 2014
Pablo Heras-Casado April 9-12 & 16-19, 2015
Ton Koopman March 11-14 & 18-21, 2015
Bernard Labadie January 29-31, 2015
Susanna Mälkki November 29-30, 2014
Edwin Outwater Please see 2014-15 calendar for complete dates
Esa-Pekka Salonen April 30-May 3, 2015
Vasily Petrenko April 23-24, 2015
Michael Tilson Thomas Please see 2014-15 calendar for complete dates
Juraj Valčuha October 10-12, 2014
Christian Zacharias * October 22-25, 2014

* San Francisco Symphony conducting debut


SFS SOLOISTS & GUEST ARTISTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON 

Leif Ove Andsnes piano Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Sep 10-13, 2014
Emanuel Ax piano Liszt / Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra Jan 15, 2015
Jean-Luc Ballestra baritone Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Alexander Barantschik  violin Vivaldi / Concerto for Four Violins in B minor Oct 23-25, 2014
    J.S. Bach / Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Two Violins Oct 23-25, 2014
    Mozart / Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola May 20-23, 2015
Mason Bates electronica Bates / Alternative Energy Sep 10-13, 2014
Joshua Bell violin Beethoven / Violin Concerto in D major Apr 9-12, 2015
Jonathan Biss piano Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 4 Jun 17-20, 2015
    Beethoven / Fantasy in G minor Jun 18,20, 2015
Yefim Bronfman piano  Brahms / Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Jan 21-23, 2015
Measha Brueggergosman soprano TBA Dec 31, 2014
Gautier Capuçon cello Elgar / Cello Concerto in E minor May 27-31, 2015
Dan Carlson  violin J.S. Bach / Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Two Violins Oct 23-25, 2014
Cameron Carpenter organ Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major Sep 18-21, 2014
Sa Chen * piano Rachmaninoff / Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Apr 23-24, 2015
Sasha Cooke mezzo-soprano Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Troy Cook baritone Handel Messiah Dec 18-20, 2014
Jeremy Denk piano Bartok / Piano Concerto No. 3 Nov 29-30, 2014
    Liszt / Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra Jan 15, 2015
Jonathan Dimmock organ Brahms / Selections from Chorale Preludes Feb 19-21, 2015
Isabelle Faust * violin Britten / Violin Concerto Oct 15-18, 2014
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt * tenor Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Christian Gerhaher  baritone Brahms / Ein deutsches Requiem Feb 19-21, 2015
Kirill Gerstein piano  Adès In Seven Days Mar 5-7, 2015
Benjamin Grosvenor piano Ravel / Piano Concerto in G major Sep 5-6, 2014
Marc-André Hamelin piano Liszt / Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra Jan 15, 2015
Joélle Harvey soprano Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Mark Inouye  trumpet Haydn / Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major Mar 18-21, 2015
Janine Jansen violin Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto in E minor May 14-15, 2015
Brandon Jovanovich * tenor Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
    Beethoven / Fidelio Jun 25-28, 2015
Isabel Leonard mezzo-soprano Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Michael Levine director/designer Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Igor Levit * piano Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme Apr 16-19, 2015
Karita Mattila * soprano Beethoven / Ah! perfido Jun 17,19, 2015
Tamara Mumford mezzo-soprano Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Brahms / Violin Concerto in D major Feb 26-Mar 1, 2015
Matthew Newlin tenor Stravinsky / Pulcinella [complete] May 14-15, 2015
Garrick Ohlsson piano Rachmaninoff / Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Oct 10-12, 2014
Stephen Paulson   bassoon Haydn / Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major Mar 11-14, 2015
Nicholas Phan tenor Handel Messiah Dec 18-20, 2014
Susanna Phillips soprano Mahler / Symphony No. 4 in G major May 7-10, 2015
Javier Perianes * piano Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Luca Pisaroni bass-baritone Stravinsky / Pulcinella [complete] May 14-15, 2015
Bonnie Raitt * vocalist selections from the American songbook Sep 3, 2014
Finn Ross video designer Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Tal Rosner video designer Adès In Seven Days Mar 5-7, 2015
Peter Serkin piano Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459 Feb 12-14, 2015
Gil Shaham violin Prokofiev / Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Nov 8, 2014
    Mozart / Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, Turkish Nov 6-7, 9, 2014
Shenyang bass-baritone Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Peabody Southwell mezzo-soprano Stravinsky / Pulcinella [complete] May 14-15, 2015
Robin Sutherland  piano J.S. Bach / Keyboard Concerto No. 3 Oct 23-25, 2014
Nina Stemme * soprano Beethoven / Fidelio Jun 25-28, 2015
Lydia Teuscher soprano Mozart / "Al desio, di chi t'adora," from Le nozze di Figaro Jan 29-31, 2015
    Mozart / "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" from Zaide Jan 29-31, 2015
    J.S. Bach / Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata) Jan 29-31, 2015
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano Liszt / Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra Jan 15, 2015
    Bernstein / Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety May 7-10, 2015
Nadia Tichman  violin Haydn / Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major Mar 11-14, 2015
Dawn Upshaw soprano Sibelius / Luonnotar Mar 5-7, 2015
Yulia van Doren * soprano Handel Messiah Dec 18-20, 2014
Jonathan Vinocour  viola Mozart / Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola May 20-23, 2015
Yuja Wang piano Gershwin / Rhapsody in Blue Sep 3, 2014
    Liszt / Hexameron for Six Pianos and Orchestra Jan 15, 2015
David Wilson-Johnson * baritone Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Leah Wool mezzo-soprano Handel Messiah Dec 18-20, 2014
Amos Yang  cello Haydn / Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major Mar 11-14, 2015
Ruth Ziesak soprano  Brahms / Ein deutsches Requiem Feb 19-21, 2015

* San Francisco Symphony debut
† United States tour, November 2014
₰ SFS musician


ARTIST AND CONDUCTOR DEBUTS

Thomas Adès conductor (conducting debut) Mar 5-7, 2015
Sa Chen piano Rachmaninoff / Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Apr 23-24, 2015
Isabelle Faust violin Britten / Violin Concerto, Opus 15 Oct 15-18, 2014
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt tenor Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Christian Gerhaher baritone Brahms / Ein deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 Feb 19-21, 2015
Brandon Jovanovich tenor Beethoven / Missa solemnis Jun 10-13, 2015
Igor Levit piano Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme Apr 16-19, 2015
Karita Mattila soprano Beethoven / Ah! perfido Jun 17&19, 2015
Javier Perianes piano Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Bonnie Raitt vocalist selections from the American songbook Sep 3, 2014
Nina Stemme soprano Beethoven / Fidelio Jun 25-28, 2015
Yulia van Doren soprano Handel Messiah Dec 18-20, 2014
David Wilson-Johnson baritone Ravel / L’Heure espagnole Jun 4-6, 2015
Christian Zacharias conductor (conducting debut) Oct 22-25, 2014

2014-15 GREAT PERFORMERS SERIES: ENSEMBLES, ARTISTS & CONDUCTORS

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestral presentation Mar 15-16, 2015
Budapest Festival Orchestra * orchestral presentation Jan 25-26, 2015
London Philharmonic Orchestra orchestral presentation Oct 12-13, 2014
London Symphony Orchestra orchestral presentation Mar 22-23, 2015
Rotterdam Philharmonic * orchestral presentation Feb 16, 2015
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra * orchestral presentation Apr 19, 2015
Emanuel Ax piano † recital Jan 11, 2015
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano London Philharmonic Orchestra Oct 12-13, 2014
Jeremy Denk pianist and leader † Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Mar 15-16, 2015
Hélène Grimaud piano Rotterdam Philharmonic Feb 16, 2015
Sunwook Kim piano * Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Apr 19, 2015
Itzhak Perlman violin recital Jan 18, 2015`
András Schiff piano recital Feb 15 & 22, 2015
Yuja Wang piano  † London Symphony Orchestra Mar 22-23, 2015
Pinchas Zukerman violin Budapest Festival Orchestra Jan 26, 2015
Jeremy Denk pianist and leader † Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Mar 15-16, 2015
Iván Fischer conductor Budapest Festival Orchestra Jan 25-26, 2015
Vladimir Jurowski conductor London Philharmonic Orchestra Oct 12-13, 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor * Rotterdam Philharmonic Feb 16, 2015
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor † London Symphony Orchestra Mar 22-23, 2015
Myung-Whun Chung conductor * Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Apr 19, 2015

* Davies Symphony Hall debut
† also appears with SFS during 14-15


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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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