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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony embark on final national tour together with performances in eight cities, March 19–29, 2019

February 20, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / FEBRUARY 20, 2019


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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY EMBARK ON FINAL NATIONAL TOUR TOGETHER WITH PERFORMANCES IN EIGHT CITIES, MARCH 19–29, 2019

March 19–26 concerts feature violinist Christian Tetzlaff, and violinist Alexander Kerr is soloist in concerts March 27–29

Tour includes performances in Seattle, WA; Kansas City, MO; Washington, D.C.; Boston, MA; Chicago IL; Champaign, IL; Lincoln, NE; Ames, IA

Pre-tour performances take place at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, March 14–17

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) embark on their final National Tour together before MTT concludes his distinguished 25-year tenure as Music Director at the end of the 2019–20 season, presenting concerts in eight cities across the United States, March 19–29. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins the SFS for performances of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington (March 19); Hertzberg Hall in Kansas City, Missouri (March 21); and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (March 23); and performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts (March 24) and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Illinois (March 26). Concerts at the Krannert Center in Champaign, Illinois (March 27), Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska (March 28), and Iowa State Center in Ames, Iowa (March 29) feature violinist Alexander Kerr performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Tour repertoire also includes Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, and Michael Tilson Thomas’s Agnegram, written in 1998 to celebrate the 90th birthday of the San Francisco Symphony’s extraordinary patron and friend Agnes Albert. 

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