MTT & SFS Tribute to John Goldman with Shaham, Thibaudet, and Vroman

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Michael Tilson Thomas leads a star-studded program with very special guest artists and the entire San Francisco Symphony family in a tribute to immediate past SFS President John Goldman. The SFS Chorus opens the concert with Ligeti’s transcendent piece made famous by 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major is infused with cool jazzy sounds brought to life by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Gil Shaham performs the finale from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, one of the most loved violin concertos. The fourth movement of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Lisa Vroman singing excerpts from South Pacific begin the second half of the program, which promises special surprises for a truly delightful evening celebrating John Goldman's tenure, 2001-2012.

This concert benefits the Orchestra’s Pension Fund. 


Donato Cabrera


Ragnar Bohlin

choral director

San Francisco Symphony

Gil Shaham


Lisa Vroman




Lux aeterna


Excerpts from Piano Concerto in G major


Finale from Violin Concerto in D major 


Symphony No. 2 – Allegro vivace 


Excerpts from South Pacific

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  1. Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Dance to the swinging sounds of The Martini Brothers in the main lobby, before the concert and during intermission.

Come early, relax, and treat yourself at the Tier with a Twist on the Second Tier. A fresh way to take in a concert this summer, the Tier with a Twist offers food and drinks in the updated Second Tier bar. The added bonus? Take your beverage to your seat and use the free wifi! It’s the Second Tier—with a twist.

As always, concertgoers who want a traditional concert experience will have seating options throughout the hall.

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