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San Francisco Symphony's 2019–20 Chamber Music Series kicks off September 29 at Davies Symphony Hall and October 30 at The Legion of Honor's Gunn Theater

September 18, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED OCTOBER 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2019–20 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 29 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OCTOBER 30 AT THE LEGION OF HONOR’S GUNN THEATER

2019–20 Davies Symphony Hall Chamber Music Series includes performances on September 29, November 3, December 1, February 23, and April 26

SFS continues its partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, presenting four chamber music concerts at the Legion of Honor on October 20, December 1, March 1, and June 7

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) kicks off its 2019–20 Chamber Music Concert Series on September 29 at Davies Symphony Hall, with cellist Oliver Herbert joining SFS musicians for this performance. Other chamber concerts at Davies Symphony Hall this season take place November 3, December 1, February 23, and April 26. As part of a partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion, the February 23rd program features SFS musicians Barbara Bogatin, Raushan Akhmedyarova, and Adam Smyla performing on instruments loaned from Violins of Hope collection. The full roster of musicians and repertoire details for each concert can be found in the calendar section below.

Chamber concerts at the Legion of Honor’s Gunn Theater take place October 20, December 1, March 1, and June 7. The acclaimed Legion of Honor Chamber Music Series was launched in 2002 when the Fine Arts Museums honored Alexander Barantschik with an exclusive loan of the legendary Guarnerius del Gesù violin. “The David” Guarnerius del Gesú violin is dated to 1742 and was once owned by the virtuoso Ferdinand David. It was bequeathed to the Fine Arts Museums by famed violinist Jascha Heifetz upon his death in 1987, with the stipulation that it be “played on special occasions by worthy performers.” Barantschik performs on this violin at all chamber concerts that are programmed and presented by the SFS at the Legion of Honor’s Gunn Theater, as well as at SFS concerts in Davies Symphony Hall. This season marks 17 years of San Francisco Symphony’s partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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