20 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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For three weeks in June, 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
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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.
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
Grand Pianola Music Jan 16–18
Chamber Symphony Apr 9–12
John Luther Adams
The Light that Fills the World Feb 26–Mar 1
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
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.
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!
Britten Violin Concerto Oct 15–18
Mozart & Prokofiev Violin Concertos Nov 6–9
Brahms Violin Concerto Feb 26–Mar 1
Beethoven Violin Concerto Apr 9–12
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto May 14–15
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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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