San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MARCH 5, 2018
THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS ANNOUNCE 2018–19 SEASON
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—March 5, 2018—The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) today announced plans for the 2018–19 season—the penultimate year of MTT’s distinguished tenure as music director. The Orchestra’s 107th season reflects the foundation of the San Francisco Symphony’s unparalleled partnership with Michael Tilson Thomas: Signature interpretations of symphonic masterworks; the connection of orchestral music to social issues; a commitment to new music and the American sound; and innovative, engrossing concert experiences. The season comprises presentations of the finest musicians in the world and remarkable young talent, exceptional recordings of core and unusual repertoire, and tours and media projects that bring the SFS across the globe. In his 24th season as Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the SFS in 16 weeks of programs in San Francisco and around the country. Throughout the 2018–19 season, the Symphony provides diverse opportunities for musical engagement through equitable education programs and meaningful community partnerships.
“Over the past 23 seasons, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have earned the reputation as one of music’s most dynamic and forward-looking artistic partnerships,” said Symphony Executive Director Mark C. Hanson. “The coming season reflects the strengths of what they have built together: creative programs, exciting commissions by longtime collaborators and new voices, unique staging of beloved works, far reaching education and media projects, and rich musical experiences that reach audiences in new and inspiring ways. We cannot wait to share it with our appreciative, adventurous, and enthusiastic audiences, and with the vibrant Bay Area community that supports us.”
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