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San Francisco Symphony cancels planned concerts in North Carolina due to state's House Bill 2

December 12, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / Monday, December 12, 2016  (12noon PST/3pm EST)


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CANCELS PLANNED CONCERTS IN NORTH CAROLINA DUE TO STATE’S HOUSE BILL 2 

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced the cancellation of two planned performances in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 5–6, 2017 in response to that state’s House Bill 2 (HB2), a law which overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals earlier this year. Scheduled tour performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall April 7–8 featuring Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, John Cage’s The Seasons, and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 performed by Gautier Capu├žon remain unchanged.

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