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SFS Youth Orchestra Plays Brahms’ Symphony No. 2

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Conductors
& Performers

Daniel Stewart

Wattis Foundation Music Director

program

Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

Schubert

Eating Greens

Steven Mackey

Symphony No. 2

Brahms
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

performances

Youth Orchestra

Sun, May 10, 2020 at 2:00PM

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Event Description

In the final San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra performance of the season, our young musicians deliver an eclectic spectrum of works by history’s giants and today’s icons. First, an enigmatic masterpiece: Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. Inexplicably abandoned with only two movements composed—and not premiered until nearly 40 years after Schubert’s death—the work was hailed by the composer’s friend as “a treasure, . . . on a level with any one of the symphonies by Beethoven.” Next, Eating Greens, a colorful and wildly creative piece by Grammy award-winning contemporary composer Steven Mackey. The Youth Orchestra’s performance season closes on a high note with the glorious melodies and sunny atmosphere of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.