Symphony Pride

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Join Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for Symphony Pride, a special concert celebrating the Bay Area’s spirit of inclusion and diversity with a focus on the voices of the LGBTQ community.

This festive occasion will feature works by LGBTQ musical mavericks that MTT has championed throughout his career, including Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell, Meredith Monk, and John Cage.

Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Carousel) joins MTT as co-host and performs selections by Bernstein, Sondheim, Kander and Ebb and more. McDonald also narrates Aaron Copland’s iconic Lincoln Portrait, a hopeful work he wrote to capture “the magnificent spirit of our country.” This is sure to be an exciting, one-time event that you will not want to miss!

Join us in reaffirming San Francisco’s commitment to equality for all.

The majority of ticket proceeds from Symphony Pride will support social service organizations that provide services to the LGBTQ community in the Bay Area, including Larkin Street Youth Services, Transgender Law Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights, The SF LGBT Center, and The Trevor Project.

Arrive early for a complimentary wine reception.

All tickets $25 and $50*

For premium seating options, call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500

*Does not apply to Loge, Side Box, and Premier Orchestra.


Conductor/Performers

Audra McDonald

Soprano and Narrator

Peter Grunberg

Piano

Michael Hey

Organ

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Bernstein

Overture to Candide

Cowell

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Cage

Fall from The Seasons

Meredith Monk

Panda Chant II from The Games

Harrison

Allegro (Finale) from Organ Concerto

Bernstein/Comden & Green

"A Little Bit in Love" from Wonderful Town

Stephen Sondheim

"The Glamorous Life" from A little Night Music

Styne

 "10,432 Sheep"

Bernstein

"Somewhere" from West Side Story

Copland

Lincoln Portrait

Mahler

Stürmisch bewegt

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  1. Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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EVENT CO-HOSTS: MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS & AUDRA MCDONALD

Michael Tilson Thomas and Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald and Michael Tilson Thomas have been friends and frequent collaborators for over two decades. Symphony Pride marks her 11th performance with the San Francisco Symphony and Tilson Thomas, following her debut with the Orchestra in their 1998 Gershwin Centennial Celebration, an event that was broadcast nationally from Carnegie Hall. A veteran of broadway and television, having won six Tonys, two Grammys and an Emmy award, McDonald has long been a passionate advocate and outspoken activist for equal rights and LGBTQ causes.

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Wine generously provided by

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Exclusive Wine Partners of the San Francisco Symphony