Due to an extension of the Public Health Order prohibiting gatherings of 100 or more persons to slow the spread of COVID-19, there will be no concerts or events at Davies Symphony Hall through April 30. The San Francisco Symphony is working to reschedule this concert.
Those who have already purchased tickets to rescheduled concerts will be contacted directly when a new performance date is determined. We are asking ticket holders to hold their tickets until future dates can be confirmed.
This week, the San Francisco Symphony brings together two composers—one past and one present—for an inspired pairing of audience favorites. Guest conductor Teddy Abrams leads the Orchestra in the West Coast premiere of Philharmonia Fantastique. Created by internationally renowned Bay Area composer Mason Bates, Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom (Jurassic Park, Titanic), and animator Jim Capobianco (Finding Nemo, Monsters,Inc.), Philharmonia Fantastique, The Making of the Orchestrais a virtuosic concerto for orchestra and animated film. Bates’ work appears side-by-side with another by a master musical colorist (but in a nineteenth-century aesthetic): Tchaikovsky’s thundering Symphony No. 5, which offers a volcanic rush of irresistible melodies.
Inside Music: an informative talk by Peter Grunberg with Mason Bates, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.
Off-The-Podium: a post-concert Q & A opportunity for the audience to ask questions of Abrams and Bates
Supported by the Athena T. Blackburn Endowed Fund for Russian Music.