San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED JUNE 20, 2017
(High resolution images of Michael Tilson Thomas, Measha Brueggergosman and Erin Moore are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS LEADS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN
“MUSIC FOR A MODERN AGE” JUNE 23–25
Elevated Davies Symphony Hall Concert Experience Includes Immersive Stage and Lighting Design, Multi-Media Visuals, and Other Artistic Collaborations
Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind by MTT Receives West Coast Premiere,
Featuring Mezzo-Soprano Measha Brueggergosman
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) presents Music for a Modern Age on June 23–25, a cutting edge concert featuring works by some of the most innovative American composers of the 20th century. Led by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the concert includes the West Coast premiere of MTT’s own tumultuous setting of Carl Sandburg’s poem Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind featuring mezzo-soprano Measha Brueggergosman with backup vocalists Mikaela Bennett and Kara Dugan. Also highlighting the concert is George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony—music that infuses the orchestral palette with Creole and New Orleans jazz—with dancers Kiva Dawson and Erin Moore joined by pianist Peter Dugan in performance, and selections from Lou Harrison’s Suite for Violin with American Gamelan featuring SFS violinist Nadya Tichman and percussion instruments built by Harrison himself. Charles Ives’s pioneering works From the Steeples and the Mountains and The Unanswered Question will launch the dynamic concert. Click here to watch a video of Michael Tilson Thomas talking about this concert program.
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
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