Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 season, including Summer with the Symphony. This cancellation includes most concerts that were previously announced as postponed.
Beethoven wrote only one violin concerto, but his piece is singular in scope, vision, and majesty. Part of a year-long celebration of Beethoven250, the San Francisco Symphony presents the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the dazzling virtuosity of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter—an artist-in-residence this season. Michael Tilson Thomas places this masterpiece side-by-side with other works from Beethoven’s adopted hometown of Vienna, including the hauntingly beautiful Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert (a composer who shouldered Beethoven’s casket in 1827); and Five Pieces for Orchestra, written a century after the Beethoven concerto by Vienna’s next musical revolutionary Arnold Schoenberg.
Inside Music: an informative talk by Laura Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.
The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.
Anne-Sophie Mutter's appearance is supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Guest Artists.