Courtesy of San Francisco Symphony Archives. Tony Plewik, photographer
How many pianos does it take to ring in a new season? In 1985 MTT led the San Francisco Symphony in Liszt’s Hexameron, a work for orchestra and six pianos. This year’s Opening Night Gala will feature Steve Reich’s Three Movements, which calls for two vibraphones, two marimbas, and two pianos, all placed center stage in front of the orchestra.