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STRAVINSKY’S OEDIPUS REX

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Conductors
& Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

Peter Sellars

Director

Sean Panikkar

tenor (Oedipus)

J’Nai Bridges

mezzo-soprano (Jocasta)

Willard White

bass-baritone (Creon/Messenger/Tiresias)

Laurel Jenkins

dancer

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

program

Oedipus Rex [semi-staged]
Igor Stravinsky
Symphony of Psalms [semi-staged]
Igor Stravinsky

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Jun 10, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 2:00PM

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THESE CONCERTS, A PART OF THE BARBRO AND BERNARD OSHER SEMI-STAGED PRODUCTION FUND, ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM BARBRO AND BERNARD OSHER.

Event Description

Esa-Pekka Salonen has said “ritual is at the very heart of Stravinsky’s craft.” With the austere and incantatory Oedipus Rex, Stravinsky brings to life a classic Greek myth of power, deception, and heartbreak in a voice that is only his. The Symphony of Psalms turns to an altogether different ritual, cloaking three familiar religious texts in a mantle of drama and timelessness. Salonen and the Orchestra are joined by a cast of stellar vocalists, the SF Symphony Chorus, and legendary director Peter Sellars for this staged event.