Jonathan Biss plays Schumann

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Schumann’s lilting, effervescent concerto started out as a shorter piece, but virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck—his wife—urged him to expand it. Fortunate decision, that, as it has long ranked among the world’s most beloved concertos. Jonathan Biss, hailed as a “musician’s musician,” does the honors. Schubert wrote this jubilant, warm-hearted Third Symphony at 18.

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.

“[Biss] played as if inspired by the rich unfolding of poetic and exhilarating material.” 


Roberto Abbado


San Francisco Symphony



Genoveva Overture


Symphony No. 3

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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  1. Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 2:00pm

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  2. Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  3. Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 8:00pm

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If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at (415) 864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet Jonathan Biss at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concerts.


Special Offer

Share two glasses of bubbly, two chocolate covered strawberries and two delectable truffles for just $21 at your concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Call (415) 252-1937 to pre-order for intermission. Orders must be placed by 3:30pm the day before the concert. Pick-up is available on all levels.