MTT conducts Also sprach Zarathustra

R. Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra must be experienced live to feel its astonishing force. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of R. Strauss with this awe-inspiring work, a symphonic spectacular made famous in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Other works featured in 2001 as well as American masterpieces by Foss and Ives complete the program.

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Michael Tilson Thomas


Ragnar Bohlin


San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony



“…then the rocks on the mountain began to shout” – Charles Ives


Three Places in New England

J. Strauss, Jr.

By the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz


Lux aeterna

R. Strauss

Also sprach Zarathustra


Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra

Watch a Video

2001: A Space Odyssey opening scene with Also sprach Zarathustra.

The BBC Philharmonic with conductor Juanjo Mena performs the powerful Thus spake Zarathustra at the 2012 London Proms.

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  1. Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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