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Perry So’s appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the San Francisco Symphony draws inspiration from the music of Asia to welcome the coming season of renewal and regrowth. Pipa virtuoso Wu Man joins the Orchestra for Harrison’s songful concerto, a work he composed for her in 1997. The piece sets the pipa, or Chinese lute, against a backdrop of Western string instruments, highlighting their differences and affinities. Led by rising star conductor Perry So in his Orchestral Series debut, this rich and varied program features the San Francisco Symphony premieres of Texu Kim’s riotous Bounce!!, Younghi Pagh-Paan’s undulating NIM, Takashi Yoshimatsu’s delicate The Age of Birds, and Zhou Long’s powerful The Rhyme of Taigu.