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San Francisco Symphony announces new summer series at Frost Amphitheater, presented by Stanford Live

February 4, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED JUNE 4, 2019
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER SERIES AT FROST AMPHITHEATER PRESENTED BY STANFORD LIVE

SF Symphony to perform first classical concerts in the
newly-renovated Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University

Conductor Gemma New makes her SFS debut in inaugural series performance;
concert features music by Tchaikovsky and violinist Gil Shaham, July 10

Conductor Gemma New leads the SFS in concerts featuring
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, July 13 and 14

Ticket pre-sale February 19 for SFS donors and subscribers;
tickets on sale to the general public February 26 at sfsymphony.org/frost and (415) 864-6000

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announces a new partnership with Stanford University to present an annual series of concerts in the newly-renovated Frost Amphitheater on the Stanford campus. The series—SF Symphony at Frost, Presented by Stanford Live—kicks off this summer with three performances, July 10, 13 and 14, 2019. New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New makes her debut with the Orchestra in the inaugural series concert on July 10—an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring American violinist Gil Shaham performing the composer’s Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 5 which replaces the previously announced Symphony No. 4, and the “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin. Gemma New conducts the inaugural concert in addition to her scheduled performances leading the SFS July 13 and 14 at Frost in a program featuring Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Beethoven’s majestic Symphony No. 9 with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists. Please note that the conductor for the July 10 program has changed from what was previously announced. Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from all engagements from June 17 until September 3, 2019 to undergo medical treatment.

Frost Amphitheater on the campus of Stanford University will reopen in the spring of 2019 after an extensive renovation to the treasured 1937 open air facility. It begins its new era with a diverse lineup of concerts and events presented by Stanford Live, with the San Francisco Symphony as its presenter of classical music.   

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