It beguiles and seduces, sensuous and exotic. Distinguished Spanish maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns for Rimsky-Korsakov's spectacular, Scheherazade. A musical magic carpet flies you to the world of the Arabian nights. Plus, acclaimed cellist and MacArthur Fellow Alisa Weilerstein performs Haydn’s elegant Cello Concerto in C.


Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos


Alisa Weilerstein


San Francisco Symphony




All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert: Approx. 1h 50m, includes intermission.

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A Gold Medal Performance: US ice dancing team Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform to Scheherazade and take home the gold in the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi:

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs Bach's Bourrée & Gigue from Solo Cello Suite No. 3, and Osvaldo Golijov's "Omaramor" at an NPR Tiny Desk Concert:

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Inside Music, an informative talk with Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Program Support

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.

Love musically in February with romantic music, perfect for a romantic night. At this concert, you can upgrade your experience with a Side Box Romance Package, with champagne, a truffle, and strawberry delivered to your seat. Learn more at