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The Fight for Equality: Julia Wolfe & Florence Price

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Conductors
& Performers

Giancarlo Guerrero

Conductor

Aaron Diehl

Piano

Lorelei Ensemble

Vocal Ensemble

San Francisco Symphony

program

Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (San Francisco Symphony Premiere)
Joan Tower

Piano Concerto
(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Price

Her Story
(San Francisco Symphony Co-commission)

Julia Wolfe

performances

Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:00PM

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Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 8:00PM

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Sponsorship 

Giancarlo Guerrero’s appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.

Event Description

The San Francisco Symphony is joined by the Lorelei Ensemble for the world premiere of folk/rock/classical mixologist Julia Wolfe’s profound new work Her Story, a San Francisco Symphony commission inspired by progress: the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of women’s suffrage in the United States. Nicaraguan-born conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and soloist Aaron Diehl make their San Francisco Symphony debuts in a program that opens with a virtuosic, one-movement piano concerto by pioneering American composer Florence Price, who in the 1930s became the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. With remarkable lyrical sweep and folk and spiritual accents, Price’s inventive concerto is testament to a composer who infused her music with a range of influences to find a voice that was all her own.

Giancarlo Guerrero
Giancarlo Guerrero