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Open Rehearsal: Lunar New Year: Celebrating Asia

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Perry So


Wu Man



(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Texu Kim

(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Younghi Pagh-Paan

The Age Of Birds
(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Takashi Yoshimatsu

The Rhyme of Taigu
(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Zhou Long


Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 10:00AM

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

Perry So’s appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.

Event Description

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.

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