San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / UPDATED DECEMBER 7, 2017
(High resolution photos of SoundBox are available for download from the SoundBox online press kit. Photo credit: Cory Weaver)
SOUNDBOX RETURNS DECEMBER 8 & 9 WITH CONNECTIONS, CURATED AND CONDUCTED BY MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS
Tickets go on sale at 10am PST on Monday, November 20 via sfsoundbox.com
The San Francisco Symphony’s experimental and late-night live music series SoundBox kicks off its 2017–2018 season with a concert program titled CONNECTIONS, led by Michael Tilson Thomas, on December 8 and 9. Taking place in a backstage rehearsal space at Davies Symphony Hall, SoundBox welcomes culturally-adventurous listeners to evenings of eclectic musical exploration and discovery in a club-like setting. Each SoundBox performance is a unique sensory experience encompassing shifting stage settings, art installations, projection screens, and unexpected elements. A resounding critical success since its debut in 2014, SoundBox has been featured in PBS NewsHour, Associated Press, CBS This Morning, KQED, and Wired.
The December SoundBox programs are curated and conducted by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, who also performs in the shows. It features SFS musicians performing works representing cultures and genres that are as multifaceted as the musicians themselves, including works ranging from Fauré and Debussy to Dutilleux, Sam Post, and members of Arkaik. “The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony may be specialists but their lives encompass incredibly diverse, and sometimes unexpected, musical experiences,” says SFS Director of Artistic Planning Matthew Spivey. “MTT is insatiably curious and over the years he has become familiar with an eclectic array of music performed by SFS musicians and their families beyond the walls of Davies Symphony Hall. We’d like everyone to come experience this SoundBox program that highlights everything from Bach to Kazakh folk music to heavy metal. SoundBox is a place for the curious.”
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
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