Public Relations Department
San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / JULY 27, 2018
(High resolution images of Michael Tilson Thomas and Itzhak Perlman are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)
MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN 2018–19 SEASON OPENING NIGHT GALA, FEATURING VIOLINIST ITZHAK PERLMAN, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
Concert is preceded by a complimentary wine reception in Davies Symphony Hall and concludes with an indoor-outdoor After-Party open to all ticketholders
Proceeds from the Opening Night Gala benefit the San Francisco Symphony’s myriad artistic, education, and community programs
Opening week celebrations continue with two All San Francisco Concerts on September 6 & 8; tickets for both nights available for general purchase starting Tuesday, July 31
SAN FRANCISCO—Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) launch their 2018–19 season with the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, September 5, joined by legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and students of the Perlman Music Program. Perlman performs music from beloved Hollywood film scores including John Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List, Ennio Morricone’s Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso, Barry’s Main Title from Out of Africa, and Gardel’s Tango from Scent of a Woman. The revered violinist is then joined by students of his exceptional Perlman Music Program for a special and unique performance of J.S. Bach’s Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1043. Rounding out the concert program, MTT conducts the SFS in three orchestra showpieces—Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and An American in Paris, and Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1 for Orchestra. The Gala concert will be broadcast live on Classical KDFC 90.3/89.9/104.9 FM and streamed online at kdfc.com. Proceeds from the Opening Night Gala benefit the San Francisco Symphony’s myriad artistic, education, and community programs.
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