Salonen Conducts the SF Symphony 

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Be the first to experience the much-anticipated creative partnership of SFS Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony. Boundary-defying Salonen takes the podium in a multifaceted program that speaks to his extraordinary “pictorial impulse” (San Francisco Chronicle). Our journey begins with Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's METACOSMOS, which ushers us in to the exquisite space between beauty and chaos. Salonen and the Orchestra then bring their exceptional mastery of color and texture to two iconic tone poems: R. Strauss' cosmic battle on human evolution Also sprach Zarathustra, and Sibelius' superlatively scored and mystic, Four Legends of the Kalevala.


Conductor/Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Anna Thorvaldsdottir

METACOSMOS    

R. Strauss

Also sprach Zarathustra

Sibelius

Four Legends from the Kalevala

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  1. Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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 pre-concert talk by Elizabeth Seitz , begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticket holders. Learn More.

Off-The-Podium: a post-concert Q & A opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the conductor, guest artist, and SF Symphony musicians. Moderated by Mark C. Hanson.