Public Relations Department
San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED MARCH 10, 2017
MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE 2017–18 SEASON
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 6, 2017—Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017–18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra’s 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT’s artistic vision for the Orchestra. In MTT’s 23rd season as Music Director, the San Francisco Symphony explores the adventurous American sound; creates unique concert experiences through staging, multimedia elements, and immersive settings; champions the creation and performance of new music; brings distinct perspectives and pairings to core symphonic repertoire; captures live performances for release as reference recordings; and celebrates the longevity and meaningful impact of the San Francisco Symphony’s commitment to music education.
MTT leads a season featuring celebrations of the centennial of multifaceted composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s birth; an exploration of American music prominently featuring Ives’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4, which will be recorded live; a new semi-staged production of Mussorgsky’s epic political opera Boris Godunov; the fourth season of experimental SoundBox programs; first SFS performances of contemporary and less familiar works, including a commission and world premiere by American composer Charles Wuorinen; the release of highly anticipated complete cycle of Schumann’s symphonies on in-house record label SFS Media; the 35th anniversary of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking Adventures in Music program.
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201 Van Ness Ave
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Sat: Noon - 6pm
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