Jessye Norman in Concert

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The incomparable soprano Jessye Norman brings her sumptuous sound and joy of singing to Davies Symphony Hall. Promising an unforgettable evening, the five-time Grammy® award and 2009 National Medal of the Arts winner Jessye Norman takes the stage for a one-night-only performance of classics from the American Songbook.

The San Francisco Symphony does not perform on this program.


Jessye Norman


Mark Markham



Jessye Norman's American Songbook


Selected Songs

Songs by Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Weill, Ellington

Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

Read a Letter from Jessye Norman

In a letter to her San Francisco audience, Jessye Norman shares her passion for the folk and spiritual music that is "the very food of life," and was an integral part of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. Read "A Note from Jessye Norman".

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  1. Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 7:30pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

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.

It’s official: Summer has arrived. Kick back with summer’s signature cocktail, the Midsummer Melody—a refreshing mix of Pimm’s No. 1, citrus, and fresh cucumber and mint. What more could you want on a summer night in the city? Cheers.  

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Lead Sponsor
Summer & the Symphony

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