Live Musically in 2014–15

Live Musically in 2014-15

2014-15 Season20 Seasons Together: MTT, the San Francisco Symphony, and you. In this, their 20th season together, the remarkable collaboration between Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony is on display. From a thrilling Beethoven Festival to a spotlight on American composers, MTT has crafted a season that showcases the unique artistic synergy between music director, orchestra, and chorus, highlighting their many achievements and building on the musical innovations that will continue to inspire future audiences. You'll want to be there for each and every note.

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Beethoven Festival

Beethoven Festival
For three weeks in June 2015, Beethoven takes center stage. From a semi-staged production of the epic Missa solemnis to concert performances of Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, starring an internationally renowned cast hand-selected by MTT , this festival is a true celebration of a genius who changed music forever.

Missa solemnis  Jun 10-13
Symphony No. 6, Pastoral  Jun 17, 19
The Fifth Symphony  Jun 18, 27
Beethoven Marathon  Jun 20
Fidelio  Jun 25-26, 28


The American Sound

The American Sound
MTT and guest conductors bring a bit of American swagger to many concerts throughout the 2014–15 Season. From beloved Bernstein to the edgy Cage, John Adams, and Mason Bates, you'll find one amazing American (or adopted American) composer after another. This season, listen to how Americans continue to reshape and enrich symphonic repertory.

Mason Bates
Alternative Energy  Sep 10–13

Three Places in New England  Sep 25–26, 28

Appalachian Spring  Oct 22–25

Samuel Carl Adams
Drift and Providence  Nov 8

John Adams
Grand Pianola Music  Jan 16–18
Chamber Symphony  Apr 9–12

John Luther Adams
The Light that Fills the World  Feb 26–Mar 1

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Nyx  Apr 30–May 3

Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety  May 7–10

The Seasons  May 14–16
Renga  May 16


MTT 70th Birthday Gala

MTT 70th Birthday Gala
San Francisco's own Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates a milestone birthday this season, and he's sharing it with the audience he loves. One of the world's leading figures in music, whose first love was the piano, MTT brings some of the musical world's best to you.

On January 15, 2015, join MTT and a dazzling array of guest stars for a spectacular concert, and surprises yet to be revealed. And maybe wear a touch of blue? It's the guest of honor's favorite color, after all. Learn more.


Brilliant Violins

Brilliant Violins
Violin lovers, this is your season. Some of the world's most renowned violinists take the stage with the Orchestra to perform some of the world's most beloved violin concertos. These towering and expressive works will inspire, thrill, and astound audiences throughout the season. Experience them all!

Isabelle Faust
Britten Violin Concerto  Oct 15–18

Gil Shaham
Mozart & Prokofiev Violin Concertos  Nov 6–9

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Brahms Violin Concerto  Feb 26–Mar 1

Joshua Bell
Beethoven Violin Concerto  Apr 9–12

Janine Jansen
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto  May 14–15

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Film Series

14-15 Film Series
A wizard. A gangster. A dancer. A fighter. Iconic characters of the silver screen are brought to life through larger-than-life accompaniment. Watch the beloved classic Wizard of Oz in its 75th anniversary year, witness the US premiere of The Godfather with live orchestra, and relive the greatest dance sequences of the silver screen. And don't miss selections from Tan Dun's Oscar- and Grammy-winning score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, alongside many others, in the final concert of this series.

Lock in your seats for four Saturday nights at Davies Symphony Hall. Film concerts sold out last season, so subscribe to get the best seats—at the best price.

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