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Collaborative Partners
In their inaugural season together,
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony introduce a new artistic leadership model unique in the orchestral world, anchored by an extraordinary group of eight Collaborative Partners from a variety of cultural disciplines. This group of visionary artists, thinkers, and doers will join with Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony to embark on a future of experimentation by collaborating on new ideas, breaking conventional rules, and creating unique and powerful experiences.

Nicholas

Britell


Composer and Pianist

Julia Bullock


Classical Vocalist/Curator


Claire Chase


Flutist, Educator, and Creator of New and Experimental Music


Bryce Dessner 


Composer and Guitarist

Pekka Kuusisto


Violinist, Musical Director, and Artistic Trailblazer

Nico Muhly


Composer and Multifaceted Collaborator

Carol Reiley


Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur and Roboticist

Esperanza Spalding


Jazz Bassist, Vocalist, and Undefinable Artist