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SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2022–23 MUSIC FOR FAMILIES SERIES KICKS OFF DECEMBER 3 WITH “AUDIOBOOK! MUSIC INSPIRED BY STORIES” CONDUCTED BY RESIDENT CONDUCTOR OF ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER 

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2022-23 SEASON

THE SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIRD ANNUAL EMERGING BLACK COMPOSERS PROJECT

Nov 2, 2022

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2022 HOLIDAY CONCERT SEASON, DECEMBER 4—31, 2022, FEATURES AN ARRAY OF FESTIVE PROGRAMS
 

SF Symphony holiday concert season includes five returning favorites: Deck the Hall with conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser (December 4); The Colors of Christmas with Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard, and Jody Watley (December 6–7); Cool Yule Christmas featuring Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins (December 13); Holiday Gaiety, co-emceed by Peaches Christ and conductor Edwin Outwater (December 15); and A Merry-Achi Christmas with Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández (December 23)

Harry Connick, Jr. and his Band bring holiday tour to Davies Symphony Hall (December 24)

Seth MacFarlane rings in the New Year with the San Francisco Symphony (December 31)

The SF Symphony performs live accompaniment to iconic family-friendly holiday films How the Grinch Stole Christmas (December 16–17) and Elf (December 21–22)

Conductor Masaaki Suzuki leads SF Symphony, Chorus, and vocal soloists in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (December 9
10) and Symphony’s popular Holiday Brass program returns (December 20) 

The SF Symphony Youth Orchestra performs Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with guest narrator W. Kamau Bell (December 11)


Tickets for holiday concerts available now at sfsymphony.org/holiday

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Oct 26, 2022


XIAN ZHANG CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, DECEMBER 1–3, 2022, AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL 
 

The program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and two works new to the San Francisco Symphony: Michael Abels’ Emerge and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade 

 

High-resolution images of the San Francisco Symphony and guest artist headshots are available for download from the Online Photo Library

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Oct 19, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CELEBRATES DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS WITH CONCERT EVENT, LOBBY ART, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, AND ¡FIESTA! DINNER EXPERIENCE, NOVEMBER 5 

 

Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the San Francisco Symphony in music by Evencio Castellanos Yumar, Arturo Márquez, José Pablo Moncayo García, Gabriela Ortiz, and Silvestre Revueltas; trumpet player Pacho Flores is soloist in Arturo Márquez’ Concierto de Otoño; with performances by Casa Círculo Cultural and Canción de Obsidiana 

Local artists, community groups, and Latin American cultural partners join the SF Symphony to celebrate Día de los Muertos through lobby art installations and pre-concert activities 

¡Fiesta! Día de los Muertos dinner packages include post-concert reception, seated dinner, and online auction plus premium concert seating 

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Oct 13, 2022

MUSIC DIRECTOR LAUREATE MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS RETURNS TO CONDUCT THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, NOVEMBER 11–19, 2022, AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL 

November 11-13 concerts feature United States premiere of Danny Elfman’s Cello Concerto performed by Gautier Capuçon, alongside Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings 

November 17-19 concerts include an all-Johannes Brahms program of Serenade No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Emanuel Ax 

 

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