Salonen: Julia Bullock Sings Ravel & Britten

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San Francisco Symphony Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen guides the Orchestra into a beguiling mashup of music and the written word. Charles Perrault was one of the original proponents of children’s literature. A prominent French author and avid collector of folk tales, he assembled an unforgettable set of stories under the name Mother Goose in 1695. 200 years later, his enduring characters found their way into an enchanting orchestral suite by Ravel. By then, French poetry had ventured into the hallucinatory realm of Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé. To navigate the Britten and Ravel settings of these surrealistic landscapes, Salonen welcomes the impressive soprano Julia Bullock. The evening begins with a work written after a suggestion by Salonen to Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky: the haunting, freely conceived Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary.


Conductor/Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen

SFS Music Director Designate and Conductor

Julia Bullock

Soprano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Stucky

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary

Britten

Les Illuminations

Ravel

Three Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé

Ravel

Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)

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  1. Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.
  2. Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.
  3. Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.

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