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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

Concert program includes San Francisco Symphony premieres of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 and Carlos Simon’s AMEN!, as well as Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody featuring mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson in her San Francisco Symphony debut

Michael Morgan replaces Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who withdrew from these performances due to family leave

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Conductor Michael Morgan makes his San Francisco Symphony debut leading the Orchestra and Chorus in concerts April 30–May 2, replacing the previously announced Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who has had to postpone her debut with the San Francisco Symphony due to maternity/family leave following the birth of her first child. Morgan will conduct a program featuring the San Francisco Symphony premieres of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in C minor and Carlos Simon’s AMEN!. The program also includes Franck’s Le Chasseur maudit and Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, featuring mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson in her San Francisco Symphony debut. 

Michael Morgan has served as Music Director & Conductor of the Oakland Symphony since 1991, where he also serves as Artistic Director of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. He served as Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for seven years under Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim. In addition to his duties with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Morgan is Music Director Emeritus of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and is Music Director at the Bear Valley and Gateways Music Festivals.

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