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Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in three final concert weeks of the 2015-16 season, June 16-July 2 at Davies Symphony Hall

May 16, 2016

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / May 16, 2016


(High resolution images of Thomas Hampson, Karina Gauvin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kelley O’Connor, and Yefim Bronfman are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)


MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS LEADS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN THREE FINAL CONCERT WEEKS OF THE 2015-16 SEASON, JUNE 16–JULY 2 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

MTT highlights works by Stravinsky, and baritone Thomas Hampson is soloist in John Adams’s The Wound Dresser, June 16–19

Yefim Bronfman performs the U.S. premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra, a San Francisco Symphony co-commission, June 23–25

Kelley O’Connor and Karina Gauvin are soloists in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, June 29–July 2

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16 – Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) leads the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in the final three concert weeks of the 2015-16 season, June 16–July 2 at Davies Symphony Hall. On June 16–19, MTT highlights three works by Stravinsky—Scènes de ballet, Variations (Aldous Huxley, In memoriam), and Petrushka—and baritone Thomas Hampson joins the Orchestra in John Adams’s The Wound Dresser. The following week, June 23–25, pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to the SFS for the U.S. premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra, a San Francisco Symphony co-commission. Other works on these concerts are C.P.E. Bach’s Symphony No. 1 in D major and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor. The final concerts of the season on June 29–July 2 feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection with the SFS Chorus, soprano Karina Gauvin, and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor. 

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