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SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONTRABASSOON STEVEN BRAUNSTEIN RETIRES AT END OF 2021–22 SEASON

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCLUDE THE 2021–22 SEASON WITH TWO PROGRAMS, JUNE 16–25, 2022

EUN SUN KIM CONDUCTS THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 20, 2022

May 12, 2022

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENT NEW STAGED PRODUCTION OF IGOR STRAVINSKY’S OEDIPUS REX AND SYMPHONY OF PSALMS, JUNE 10–12, 2022

Oedipus rex features tenor Sean Panikkar (Oedipus rex); mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (Jocasta), bass-baritone Sir Willard White (Creon/Messenger/Tiresias), tenor Jose Simerilla Romero (Shepherd), actor Breezy Leigh (Antigone), dancer Laurel Jenkins, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
 
Performances mark first collaboration in new four-year partnership with acclaimed director Peter Sellars

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May 10, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN RELEASE STRAVINSKY: THE SOLDIER’S TALE, A NEW HOUR-LONG THEATRICAL CONCERT FILM, AVAILABLE ON SFSYMPHONY+ BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2022
 
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale was conceived and directed by acclaimed British director, designer, and video artist Netia Jones, as a new work of digital music theater

The Soldier’s Tale is conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and features seven San Francisco Symphony musicians, actor Bruce Davison, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer Adji Cissoko

ALL SFSYMPHONY+ CONTENTISAVAILABLE FOR FREE VIASFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORGORVIA SFSYMPHONY+ APP

Press interested in an advance copy of Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale can email [email protected]  

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May 10, 2022

CONDUCTOR BERNARD LABADIE REPLACES TON KOOPMAN IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 20–22

Labadie leads the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36,Linz, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, which replaces Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 

Due to difficulties with his visa for entry into the United States, conductor Ton Koopman regretfully withdraws from this program

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Apr 21, 2022

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON WITH CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AT FROST AMPHITHEATER, SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, AND SIGMUND STERN GROVE, JUNE 29–AUGUST 7, 2022  

Conductors Paolo Bortolameolli, Ludovic Morlot, and Erina Yashima lead classical programs at Davies Symphony Hall with performances by pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Johannes Moser, and string trio Time for Three 

Teddy Abrams conducts Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra 

Special guest performances by actress and singer Jessica Vosk in Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration; singer Isabel Marie Sánchez in a program dedicated to the music of Selena; the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in Final Words; Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters; The Airborne Toxic Event; and Pink Martini 

Summer film concerts include The Matrix Live, Pixar in Concert, and The Goonies 

Edwin Outwater conducts the San Francisco Symphony in the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

San Francisco Symphony performs four Friday night concerts at Frost Amphitheater, presented by Stanford Live, July 8–29 

San Francisco Symphony performs a free concert at Sigmund Stern Grove with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducting, July 31 

Tickets on sale now for The Matrix Live—Film with Live Orchestra, Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration, Final Words: SF Gay Men’s Chorus & the SF Symphony, and The Airborne Toxic Event, and all concerts at Frost Amphitheater 

Tickets for all other summer concerts on sale April 29 at 10am via sfsymphony.org/summer 

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