San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED JANUARY 9, 2019
(High resolution images of Esa-Pekka Salonen are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)
NEWLY ANNOUNCED MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY FOR THE FIRST TIME FOLLOWING HIS APPOINTMENT, IN CONCERTS JANUARY 18–20, 2019
Program includes West Coast Premiere of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s METACOSMOS, R. Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, and Sibelius’ Four Legends of the Kalevala
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—San Francisco Symphony’s newly announced Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Orchestra for the first time following his appointment, January 18–20, 2019 in Davies Symphony Hall. The concert program features R. Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Sibelius’ Four Legends of the Kalevala, and the West Coast premiere of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s METACOSMOS, which received its world premiere in April 2018 under Salonen’s baton. With complex textures and timbres, METACOSMOS demonstrates the struggle between the “chaos and beauty” of the celestial abyss, complementing Strauss and Sibelius’ iconic tone poems which highlight soloistic voices and sections within the orchestra.
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201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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