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International guest conductors lead the San Francisco Symphony in programs featuring music from their homelands throughout the 2017–18 season

September 22, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

                      
(High resolution images of Krzysztof  Urbański, Jakub Hrůša, Osmo Vänskä, Stéphane Denève, Semyon Bychkov, and Susanna Mälkki are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)

INTERNATIONAL GUEST CONDUCTORS LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN PROGRAMS FEATURING MUSIC FROM THEIR HOMELANDS THROUGHOUT THE 2017–18 SEASON

Concerts include:

Krzysztof Urbański leading performances of Penderecki’s Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima October 6–8 and Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra October 19–21

Jakub Hrůša leading performances of Smetana’s Vltava from Má Vlast and Janáček's Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra October 13–15

Osmo Vänskä conducting Sibelius’s Finlandia and Violin Concerto October 26–28

Stéphane Denève conducting Ibert’s Escales, Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and Connesson’s    E chiaro nella valle il fiume appare May 10–12

Semyon Bychkov conducting Taneyev’s Oresteia Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, Little Russian May 21–June 2

Susanna Mälkki conducting Saariaho’s Laterna magica June 7–9

Making their SFS debuts are conductor Jakub Hrůša; cellist Sol Gabetta October 19–21; and violinist Baiba Skride October 26–28

First SFS performances include Guillaume Connesson’s E chiaro nella valle il fiume appare and Taneyev’s Oresteia Overture

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Throughout the 2017–18 season the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) welcomes distinguished international visiting conductors who will present music from their home countries. Over the course of seven concert programs, the San Francisco Symphony, led by guest conductors  Krzysztof Urbański, Jakub Hrůša, Osmo Vänskä, Stéphane Denève, Semyon Bychkov, and Susanna Mälkki, will traverse orchestral works from Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, France, and Russia. 

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