UPDATE 3/12/20: The San Francisco Symphony has canceled its tour to New York and Europe due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions and venue closures in New York and throughout Europe have made it impossible for the San Francisco Symphony to travel at this time.
“In response to recommendations and directives from the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, and local governmental organizations; and in careful collaboration with our tour presenters, it has become clear that the tour cannot proceed,” said San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson. “We are saddened by this outcome, especially as it was to be our final tour with Michael Tilson Thomas as Music Director. The safety and well-being of our Orchestra, staff, and our community is our top priority, and given the rapidly evolving situation of closures, directives, protocols, and travel restrictions being implemented in Europe due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this difficult decision was made for us. We thank all of our tour partners and presenters for their hard work and collaboration as we navigate this unfortunate situation together.” Full information: http://bit.ly/38Gm5Lf
San Francisco Symphony
European Tour 2020
Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony embark on their final European Tour together before MTT concludes his distinguished 25-year tenure as Music Director at the end of the 2019–20 season, presenting concerts at Carnegie Hall March 17–18 and in ten cities across Europe, March 21–April 7.
European tour repertoire includes Mahler’s Symphonies No. 6 & 9, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Dubinushka, Michael Tilson Thomas’ Street Song for Symphonic Brass, and John Adams’ I Still Dance. Cellist Gautier Capuçon joins the SFS to perform Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 2, and pianist Daniil Trifonov performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4.
Tour performances take place at Carnegie Hall in New York, New York (March 17 & 18); Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in London, England (March 21 & 22); the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany (March 24 & 25); the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (March 26); the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria (March 28 & 29); the Philharmonie im Gasteig in Munich, Germany (March 30); the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 1); the Elisabethzaal in Antwerp, Belgium (April 2); the Luxembourg Philharmonie in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (April 3), the Auditorium de Lyon in Lyon, France (April 5); and the Philharmonie in Paris, France (April 6 & 7).