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San Francisco Symphony's experimental SoundBox series returns for a fifth season

November 8, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / NOVEMBER 8, 2018

(High resolution photos of SoundBox are available for download from the SoundBox online press kit.)

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDBOX SERIES RETURNS FOR A FIFTH SEASON

2018–19 season curated by conductor Edwin Outwater, December 14–15; guitarist & composer Bryce Dessner, February 22–23; and composer Missy Mazzoli, April 26–27

SoundBox kicks off December 14–15 with Dream State, curated and conducted by Edwin Outwater. Tickets on sale November 13 at 10am PST via sfsoundbox.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The San Francisco Symphony’s (SFS) groundbreaking SoundBox series returns for a fifth season in 2018–19, with three eclectic programs curated by Edwin Outwater, Bryce Dessner, and Missy Mazzoli. This experimental late-night live music series is a laboratory for exploration of new musical ideas and immersive audience experiences, continuously pushing the envelope with adventurous programming and innovative design. Taking place in a backstage rehearsal space at Davies Symphony Hall, each performance is unique—encompassing shifting stage settings, art installations, projection screens, and unexpected elements. “SoundBox offers an alternative to the traditional concert hall experience. A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens, and several stages has become San Francisco's hottest venue for classical music” (Associated Press). Wildly successful since its debut in 2014, SoundBox typically sells out in less than 5 minutes, and has been widely recognized for its creative approach to the orchestral medium and its ability to galvanize a diverse demographic. Television segments about SoundBox have been aired by PBS NewsHour, Associated Press, CBS This Morning, and WIRED.

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