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Open Rehearsal: Give Me Shelter

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Edwin Outwater


Conrad Tao


Alicia Hall Moran


Chorus of Inconvenient Statistics: Holland Andrews, Gabriel Kahane, Holcombe Waller

Community Chorus

San Francisco Symphony


Piano Concerto in F major

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

emergency shelter intake form  (San Francisco Symphony Premiere) 

Gabriel Kahane


Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 10:00AM

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Edwin Outwater’s Appearance Is Supported By the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.

Open rehearsals are endowed by a bequest from the Estate of Katharine Hanrahan.

Event Description

What brings you here? What happened? Where did you sleep last night? In terms harrowing and sardonic, emergency shelter intake form asks us to set aside our preconceptions surrounding the crisis of homelessness, and to open ourselves to the possibility that, in a world driven by inequity, we are all closer to economic precarity than we might like to believe. Anchored by four soloists beloved in new music and avant-pop spaces, ESIF also features a local community chorus whose members lived experienced bear witness to the subject matter. We are left to ask ourselves: How do we care for the most vulnerable among us?

Open Rehearsals are working rehearsals. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion.

Edwin Outwater
Edwin Outwater, Conductor