San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / February 23, 2016
(High resolution images of Christian Reif are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY APPOINTS CHRISTIAN REIF AS RESIDENT CONDUCTOR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND WATTIS FOUNDATION MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
SAN FRANCISCO, February 23, 2016 – The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced the appointment of Christian Reif as Resident Conductor and Wattis Foundation Music Director of the SFS Youth Orchestra, beginning in September, 2016.
In his position, Reif will lead the internationally acclaimed SFS Youth Orchestra and serve as Resident Conductor of the SFS, assisting Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and several guest conductors with subscription concerts, touring, semi-staged productions, recordings and other special projects. In addition he will conduct the San Francisco Symphony in selected Concerts for Kids, Adventures in Music, and Music for Families concerts, which annually draw more than 26,000 young people and their families from throughout the Bay Area to Davies Symphony Hall.
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