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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CONCERT SEASON, DECEMBER 5—31, 2021

MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN FOUR CONCERT PROGRAMS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL IN OCTOBER 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S SFSYMPHONY+ STREAMING SERVICE RELEASES NEW SEASON OF FREE CONTENT BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

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Sep 15, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY APPOINTS DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER AS RESIDENT CONDUCTOR OF ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
 
KYLE DICKSON, MOLLY TURNER, AND ROSS JAMIE COLLINS JOIN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONDUCTING STAFF IN AN EXTENSION OF THEIR WORK AS SALONEN FELLOWS IN THE COLBURN SCHOOL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC’S NEGAUNEE CONDUCTING PROGRAM

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Sep 12, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2021–22 FILM SERIES KICKS OFF WITH SCREENINGS OF ROB REINER’S THE PRINCESS BRIDE AND RON HOWARD’S APOLLO 13, SEPTEMBER 22–23 & 24–25, PERFORMED LIVE TO PICTURE
 
Tickets for all performances on sale NOW at sfsymphony.org
 
2021–22 SEASON FILM PROGRAMMING ALSO INCLUDES RICHARD CURTIS’ LOVE ACTUALLY, CHRIS COLUMBUS’ HOME ALONE, ROBERT ZEMECKIS’ BACK TO THE FUTURE, SAM MENDES’ SKYFALL, DISNEY AND PIXAR’S TOY STORY IN CONCERT, AND THE WACHOWSKIS’ THE MATRIX
 
SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE BUSTER KEATON’S THE GENERAL FEATURING ORGANIST CAMERON CARPENTER AND GET HAPPY: A JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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Sep 10, 2021

MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY OPEN 2021–22 SEASON WITH THREE PERFORMANCES FEATURING COLLABORATIVE PARTNER ESPERANZA SPALDING AND ALONZO KING LINES BALLET, SEPTEMBER 30–OCTOBER 2, 2021
 
Re-Opening Night Concert on October 1 is preceded by a complimentary Sparkling Wine Welcome in Davies Symphony Hall and an outdoor After-Party for all ticketholders
 
Re-Opening Night VIP Packages offer an enhanced experience and are available for purchase via sfsymphony.org/ReOpeningNight/vip; proceeds from the event benefit the SF Symphony’s myriad artistic, education, and community programs
 
Re-Opening Night recorded live for Great Performances on PBS; premieres Friday, November 19
 
All San Francisco Concert on September 30 and Orchestral Series Concert on October 2 round out the SF Symphony’s opening week

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Sep 10, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASES DIGITAL AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS OF KEV CHOICE’S MOVEMENTS ON SFS MEDIA SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
 
Movements features Kev Choice, AÏMA the DRMR, and Bay Area musicians alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony
 
Audio recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution; digital release available for streaming and download via major retailers worldwide on September 24, 2021
 
Learn more at sfsymphony.org/movements

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Aug 27, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASES DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING OF NICO MUHLY’S THROUGHLINE ON SFS MEDIA AUGUST 27, 2021
 
Throughline features contributions from all eight SF Symphony Collaborative Partners with members of the San Francisco Symphony
 
Audio recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution; digital release available for streaming and download via major retailers worldwide
 
Available now at sfsymphony.org/nicomuhly 

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Aug 20, 2021

RAGNAR BOHLIN CONCLUDES 14-YEAR TENURE AS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S CHORUS DIRECTOR

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Aug 16, 2021

SINGLE TICKETS FOR ALL SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY 2021–22 SEASON CONCERTS ON SALE TUESDAY AUGUST 31, VIA THE BOX OFFICE STARTING AT 8AM AND ONLINE & BY PHONE AT 10AM

Added holiday programming includes Holiday Soul, A Merry-Achi Christmas, Holiday Gaiety, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King, A Cool Yule Christmas, Holiday Brass, and New Year’s Eve with Darren Criss

Other added performances include Best in Brass, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story—Film with Live Orchestra, SF Symphony Chorus: Carmina burana, and Airborne Toxic Event

Tickets for SF Symphony Chorus: Carmina burana available now; single tickets for all other 2021–22 concerts on sale August 31, 2021 via sfsymphony.org

UPDATED HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINATION FOR EVERYONE AGES 12 AND UP TO ENTER DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL DURING THE 2021–22 SEASON

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Aug 3, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES UPDATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL BEGINNING AUGUST 6, 2021

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Jul 23, 2021

CELLIST JOSHUA ROMAN REPLACES PABLO FERRÁNDEZ IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS ON JULY 30 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND JULY 31 AT FROST AMPHITHEATER
 
Conductor and program remain the same

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Jul 15, 2021

MARK C. HANSON STEPS DOWN AS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Jun 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ANNOUNCE 2021–22 SEASON

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Jun 21, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES LIFTED RESTRICTIONS AND UPDATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS BEGINNING JUNE 24, 2021

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Jun 16, 2021

TREVOR WESTON SELECTED TO RECEIVE FIRST ANNUAL EMERGING BLACK COMPOSERS PROJECT COMMISSION

World premiere of Weston’s new work to be given by Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony in Fall 2022
 
Additional commissions awarded to Jonathan Bingham,
Shawn Okpebholo, and Sumi Tonooka

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Jun 3, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON WITH CONCERTS IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AT SIGMUND STERN GROVE AND FROST AMPHITHEATER, JULY 2–AUGUST 13, 2021

 

ON JULY 4, THE SF SYMPHONY PERFORMS A FREE CONCERT AT SIGMUND STERN GROVE WITH EDWIN OUTWATER CONDUCTING
 
SF SYMPHONY PERFORMS FIVE SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERTS AT FROST AMPHITHEATER, PRESENTED BY STANFORD LIVE, JULY 10–AUGUST 7
 
Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the SF Symphony in concerts at Davies Symphony Hall on July 9 & 16 and at Frost Amphitheater on July 10 & 17

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May 24, 2021

PROGRAM UPDATES FOR LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL CONDUCTED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, JUNE 17–JUNE 25, 2021

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May 21, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING DETAILS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT ON SFSYMPHONY+ THROUGH THE END OF THE 2020–21 SEASON, WITH NEW RELEASES MAY 27–AUGUST 26, 2021

SoundBox programs curated by Destiny Muhammad, Claire Chase, Nico Muhly, and Jeremy Denk

New episodes of CURRENTS series, exploring Persian classical music and Klezmer musical cultures

Free chamber music performances by members of the San Francisco Symphony

MEMBERSHIPS AND INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS ON SALE NOW AT SFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORG

SFSymphony+ can now be downloaded as an app via the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Firestick, and is available via TV services including Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, Roku, and smart TVs

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May 4, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ADDED TICKETS AND INCREASED AUDIENCE CAPACITIES FOR LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 6–JUNE 25, 2021
 
Programming announced for May 27–June 25 concerts

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Apr 30, 2021

CHINYAKARE ENSEMBLE CURATES CURRENTS: MAVAMBO ENGOMA, ROOTED IN MUSIC, AVAILABLE MAY 6 ON SFSYMPHONY+

CURRENTS: Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music explores the intersection of classical and Zimbabwean musical cultures, featuring performances by members of the Chinyakare Ensemble and SF Symphony musicians

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Apr 26, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES RETURN TO LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 6–JUNE 25, 2021
 
Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the SF Symphony in live indoor performances for medical professionals and community partners May 6 & 7; program features Jean Sibelius’ Rakastava, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite for Strings, Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, and Edvard Grieg’s From Holberg’s Time Suite

Tickets on sale May 6, 2021 for seven additional concert sets led by Jeremy Denk, James Gaffigan, Ken-David Masur, Joseph Young, Joshua Weilerstein, and Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Apr 13, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CURATES SOUNDBOX: PATTERNS, AVAILABLE APRIL 15 ON SFSYMPHONY+

Program features Steve Reich’s Clapping Music, Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, Terry Riley’s In C, and the world premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Saltat sobrius: Fantasy upon Sederunt príncipes, with performances by Salonen, pianist Elizabeth Dorman, SF Symphony musicians, and LINES Ballet dancers Adji Cissoko and Shuaib Elhassan

 SFSymphony+ can now be downloaded as an app via the Apple App Store and Google Play, and is available via TV services including Chromecast and smart TVs

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Mar 26, 2021

JEROD IMPICHCHAACHAAHA' TATE CURATES CURRENTS: THUNDER SONG, AVAILABLE APRIL 1 ON  SFSYMPHONY+

CURRENTS: Thunder Song explores the intersection of American Indian and classical musical cultures, featuring music by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, Louis W. Ballard, Rochelle Chester, and from the Pomo tradition
 
Performers include Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, Elders Thomas Leon Brown aka Machuchuk and Ron Montez from the Pomo Elem Indian Colony, and members of the San Francisco Symphony

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Mar 14, 2021

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY WIN 2021 GRAMMY® AWARD IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM FOR THEIR LIVE CONCERT RECORDING OF TILSON THOMAS’ FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK & MEDITATIONS ON RILKE
 
Recording on SF Symphony’s in-house label SFS Media

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Mar 11, 2021

SOUNDBOX: LINEAGE, CURATED BY COLLABORATIVE PARTNER JULIA BULLOCK AVAILABLE NOW ON  SFSYMPHONY+

Program includes music by J.S. Bach, Hildegard von Bingen, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Francis Poulenc, Ricky Ian Gordon, Elizabeth Ogonek, Aruán Ortiz, Nina Simone, Esperanza Spalding, and George Walker

SoundBox: Lineage features performances by classical singer Julia Bullock; soprano Natalia Salemmo; mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen; violinist Benjamin Beilman; pianists Sarah Cahill, Marc Shapiro, and John Wilson; conductor Daniel Stewart; and members of the SF Symphony and Chorus

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Mar 1, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PARTNERS WITH POST:BALLET TO PRESENT PLAYING CHANGES, AVAILABLE FREE BEGINNING MARCH 4 ON SFSYMPHONY+

San Francisco contemporary dance company Post:ballet and San Francisco Symphony violinist Helen Kim bring to life seven interdisciplinary works for solo violin and dance
 
Performance features music by Samuel Adams, Philip Glass, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and LJ White; and world premieres of new works by Ambrose Akinmusire, Mary Kouyoumdjian, and Elizabeth Ogonek

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Feb 5, 2021

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE ALBAN BERG: VIOLIN CONCERTO, SEVEN EARLY SONGS, & THREE PIECES FOR ORCHESTRA ON SFS MEDIA FEBRUARY 26, 2021
 
Gil Shaham performs Berg's Violin Concerto and soprano Susanna Phillips is soloist in Berg's Seven Early Songs

Album recorded in 24-bit/192hHz high-resolution; available in 5.1 surround-capable SACD and for download and streaming via major retailers worldwide
 
Available for pre-order now at sfsymphony.org/berg

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Jan 22, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR VIRTUAL CELEBRATION: YEAR OF THE OX, FEBRUARY 20, 2021
 
Program available for free streaming on SFSymphony+ and broadcast locally on NBC Bay Area February 20 at 4pm PST; rebroadcast February 27 at 4pm on NBC Bay Area and KTSF 26 on February 21 & 27 at 3:30pm

Event hosted by Joan Chen; features conductor Ming Luke, erhu player Tao Shi, yangqin player Wenying Wu, pianist Samantha Cho, and members of the San Francisco Symphony

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Jan 19, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN LAUNCH NEW ON-DEMAND STREAMING SERVICE SFSYMPHONY+, FEBRUARY 4, 2021

FEBRUARY—AUGUST 2021 DIGITAL PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
 
Digital SoundBox series with three programs curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen; additional programs curated by Julia Bullock, Destiny Muhammad, Nico Muhly, and Claire Chase
 
New episodes of CURRENTS series, exploring Indian Classical, American Indian, Zimbabwean, Persian, and Klezmer musical cultures
 
Free Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration: Year of the Ox

Free chamber music performances by members of the San Francisco Symphony
 
MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW AT SFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORG

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Dec 21, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AWARDED HONORARY KNIGHTHOOD

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Dec 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY FORMER PRINCIPAL KEYBOARDS OF 46 YEARS ROBIN SUTHERLAND PASSES AWAY

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Dec 17, 2020

SAKURAKO FISHER CONCLUDES 8-YEAR TENURE AS PRESIDENT OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
 
PRISCILLA B. GEESLIN ELECTED 18TH PRESIDENT OF THE SF SYMPHONY

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Nov 24, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S SFS MEDIA RECORDINGS NOMINATED FOR TWO 2021 GRAMMY AWARDS
 
BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE FOR COPLAND SYMPHONY NO. 3 AND
BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM FOR MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS’ OWN FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK & MEDITATIONS ON RILKE

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Nov 9, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL PREVIOUSLY PLANNED LIVE CONCERTS THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021

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Oct 21, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN PRESENT THROUGHLINE: SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY—FROM HALL TO HOME, NOVEMBER 14 

 

Concert program features world premiere of Throughline, a new SF Symphony commission composed by Nico Muhly with performances by Esa-Pekka Salonen, all eight Collaborative Partners, and the San Francisco Symphony 

Event to stream free at sfsymphony.org and broadcast locally on KQED Public Television at 7pm PST 

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Family-friendly Día de los Muertos and Deck the Hall programs to broadcast locally on NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 and stream free at sfsymphony.org 

Live 1:1 Concerts expand to multiple weekly performance sets at Davies Symphony Hall terraces  

CURRENTS Episodes I—IV to broadcast on NBC Bay Area / Telemundo 48

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Sep 24, 2020

AMERICAN MASTERS DOCUMENTARY MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: WHERE NOW IS PREMIERES NATIONWIDE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT 6 P.M. PACIFIC TIME (check local listings)

Watch on PBS, pbs.org/americanmasters, and the PBS Video app

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Sep 10, 2020

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL UPDATES FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON

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Aug 28, 2020

METALLICA AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2 OUT NOW 
 

Live album and video captured September 6 & 8, 2019 at San Francisco’s Chase Center  
 
Available now via
 metallica.com/sm2 

 

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Aug 13, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE THE EMERGING BLACK COMPOSERS PROJECT
 

Ten composers to receive $15,000 commission, workshops and performances by the San Francisco Symphony or San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and mentorship from trio of Bay Area music directors: Michael Morgan, Edwin Outwater, and Esa-Pekka Salonen

First call for applications open now through December 31, 2020


Click here to access the Online Press Kit, which includes downloadable images and a PDF of this press release. 

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Jul 23, 2020

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY LAUNCHES SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMMING

 

Digital programming includes CURRENTS—a four-part series curated and hosted by Michael Morgan in collaboration with San Francisco Symphony musicians and guest artists from the Bay Area  

CURRENTS Video Series and companion Podcast Series explore the intersections between classical music and Chinese, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Mexican musical cultures 

CURRENTS Explore & Create further guides conversations, activities, and opportunities for learning, curated and hosted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser 

Summer programming also features intimate, outdoor 1:1 Concerts performed by San Francisco Symphony musicians to one audience member at a time  

CURRENTS content can be accessed via sfsymphony.org/CURRENTS 


Click here to access the Online Press Kit, which includes downloadable images, artist bios, and a PDF of this press release. 

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Jul 16, 2020

METALLICA AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2 
TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 28, 2020
 

 

Live album and video captured September 6 & 8, 2019 at San Francisco’s Chase Center

Available for preorder starting Wednesday, July 15 via metallica.com/sm2

View the S&M2 trailer here

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Jul 1, 2020

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY APPEARS IN CNN’S THE FOURTH IN AMERICA, JULY 4, 2020

 

CNN’s The Fourth in America will stream live for subscribers on CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, and can also be viewed on CNNgo, 5pm–9pm PDT / 8pm–12am EDT

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Jun 24, 2020

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC JOIN FORCES FOR A VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER, JUNE 26, 2020

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Jun 23, 2020

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS NAMED OFFICER IN THE ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES

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Jun 22, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY TO STREAM LIVE JUNE 28 VIRTUAL TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS ON YOUTUBE PREMIERE
 

June 28 virtual event comes on the day that would have marked Michael Tilson Thomas’ final concert as Music Director of the Orchestra, a scheduled performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand

MTT25: An American Icon will stream free of charge on the San Francisco Symphony’s YouTube channel YouTube.com/SFSymphony on June 28 at 5pm PDT/8 pm EDT

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Jun 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL CONCERTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020

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Jun 4, 2020

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY HONORS MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS’ REMARKABLE 25-YEAR TENURE AS MUSIC DIRECTOR WITH MTT25: AN ONLINE TRIBUTE—FEATURING EXPANDED DIGITAL CONTENT, VIRTUAL EVENTS, AND MORE, JUNE 4–28, 2020

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May 15, 2020

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE
TILSON THOMAS’ FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK & MEDITATIONS ON RILKE ON SFS MEDIA JUNE 26, 2020

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May 14, 2020

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHINA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CANCEL THEIR 2020 USA TOURS

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May 13, 2020

MAYORS FROM ACROSS THE NATION SEND JOINT LETTER TO CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF ARTS AND CULTURE FUNDING IN THE WAKE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Apr 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL REMAINING 2019–20 SEASON CONCERTS INCLUDING SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY

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Apr 15, 2020

ADDITIONAL CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL ARE CANCELED

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Apr 3, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY KDFC ENCORE RADIO BROADCAST SERIES CELEBRATING MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS TO LAUNCH ON APRIL 7

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Mar 30, 2020

ADDITIONAL CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL ARE CANCELED OR POSTPONED

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Mar 23, 2020

SFS MEDIA DIGITAL CONCERT SERIES AND DYNAMIC SEASON PLAYLIST
CELEBRATES MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS’ 25TH AND FINAL SEASON
AS MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Mar 19, 2020

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S
KEEPING SCORE TELEVISION SERIES TO BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE GLOBAL ONLINE STREAMING FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Mar 14, 2020

ALL CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL THROUGH APRIL 30 ARE CANCELED OR POSTPONED

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Mar 13, 2020

ADDITIONAL SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AFFECTED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

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Mar 12, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CANCELS TOUR TO NEW YORK AND EUROPE DUE TO GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Mar 11, 2020

CONCERT CANCELLATIONS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 25

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Mar 6, 2020

ALL CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL MARCH 7–20 ARE CANCELED 

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Mar 5, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
APRIL–JUNE 2020 CONCERT CALENDAR

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Mar 5, 2020

LOUIS LANGRÉE MAKES HIS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONDUCTING DEBUT IN CONCERTS APRIL 23–25, 2020

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Feb 28, 2020

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE
AARON COPLAND SYMPHONY NO. 3 ON SFS MEDIA MARCH 13, 2020

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Feb 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ANNOUNCE 2020–21 SEASON:
SALONEN’S INAUGURAL SEASON AS MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Feb 12, 2020

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony embark on Final European Tour together with performances in eight countries, March 17–April 7, 2020

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Feb 12, 2020

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra Concert on March 15 is Canceled

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Feb 11, 2020


Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the San Francisco Symphony in two concert programs, February 2022 & 2729, 2020 at Davies Symphony Hall

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Feb 4, 2020

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the San Francisco Symphony to perform the US premiere of Aaron Zigman's Tango Manos Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, co-commissioned by the SFS, February 14-16 at Davies Symphony Hall

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Feb 3, 2020

Michael Morgan makes San Francisco Symphony Conducting Debut, leading the Orchestra and Chorus in concerts April 30–May 2, 2020

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Jan 24, 2020

MURRAY PERAHIA’S MARCH 10 PIANO RECITAL AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL IS CANCELED

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Jan 11, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY TO RELEASE ONGOING LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS FROM 2019–20 SEASON, STARTING JANUARY 10

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Jan 3, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS PROGRAMS CURATED AND PERFORMED BY ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE SASHA COOKE, ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, AND JULIA BULLOCK JANUARY–JUNE 2020

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Jan 3, 2020

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN TWO CONCERT PROGRAMS, JANUARY 9–18, AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

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Jan 2, 2020

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CELEBRATES BEETHOVEN'S 250TH BIRTHDAY WITH PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT 2020

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Dec 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT & EMERALD BANQUET FEBRUARY 1, 2020 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

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Dec 3, 2019

SAKURAKO FISHER TO STEP DOWN AS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 2020

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Nov 27, 2019

San Francisco Symphony January–March 2020 Concert Calendar

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Nov 26, 2019

BRIAN MCKNIGHT REPLACES INDIA.ARIE IN PERFORMANCES OF HOLIDAY SOUL WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND OAKLAND INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR, DECEMBER 10–11 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL 

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Nov 12, 2019

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2019–20 MUSIC FOR FAMILIES SERIES, WITH CONCERTS DECEMBER 14, FEBRUARY 29, AND APRIL 4 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

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Oct 30, 2019

GUEST CONDUCTORS TON KOOPMAN, SIMONE YOUNG, AND MANFRED HONECK CONDUCT THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN NOVEMBER 2019

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Oct 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY'S EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDBOX SERIES RETURNS FOR A SIXTH SEASON

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Oct 18, 2019

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE IVES' SYMPHONIES NOS. 3 & 4 ON SFS MEDIA NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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Oct 16, 2019

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CONCERT SEASON, NOVEMBER 26DECEMBER 31, 2019

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Oct 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY APPOINTS ELIZABETH PESCH AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Oct 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA WELCOMES DANIEL STEWART AS WATTIS FOUNDATION MUSIC DIRECTOR IN 2019–20 SEASON

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Sep 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CELEBRATES DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS WITH CONCERT EVENT, LOBBY ART, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, AND SCREENINGS OF DISNEY AND PIXAR'S COCO, NOVEMBER 1 AND 2 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

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Sep 27, 2019

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY'S ANNUAL FILM SERIES FEATURES SCREENINGS OF DISNEY AND PIXAR'S COCO, SONY PICTURES' GHOSTBUSTERS, FRANK CAPRA'S IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, AND RON HOWARD'S APOLLO 13 PERFORMED LIVE TO PICTURE

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Sep 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

GUEST CONDUCTORS KARINA CANELLAKIS, MAREK JANOWSKI, AND CRISTIAN MĂCELARU LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN OCTOBER 2019

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Sep 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2019–20 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 29 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OCTOBER 30 AT THE LEGION OF HONOR’S GUNN THEATER

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Aug 27, 2019

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS BEGINS HIS 25TH AND FINAL YEAR AS MUSIC DIRECTOR CONDUCTING THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN WORKS BY MAHLER, JOHN ADAMS, AND STRAVINSKY IN SEPTEMBER, 2019

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Aug 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY KICKS OFF OPENING WEEK FESTIVITIES WITH OPENING NIGHT GALA ON SEPTEMBER 4, CELEBRATING MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS’ 25TH AND FINAL SEASON AS MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Aug 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2019 SEASON CONCERT CALENDAR

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Jul 19, 2019

Single tickets for all San Francisco Symphony 2019—20 season concerts—celebrating Michael Tilson Thomas' 25th and final season as Music Director—on sale Monday July 22, via the box office starting at 8AM and online and by phone at 10 am

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Jul 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS ANNOUNCED AS 2019 KENNEDY CENTER HONOREE

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Apr 15, 2019

Mariachi Vargas to perform at Davies Symphony Hall, May 5, 2019

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Mar 12, 2019

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony announce 2019–20 season: celebratory final season of MTT's distinguished 25-year tenure as Music Director

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Apr 23, 2018

Guest conductors David Robertson, Semyon Bychkov, and Susanna Mälkki lead the San Francisco Symphony

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