STUCKY, ADAMS & SIBELIUS

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Artists

Víkingur Ólafsson

Piano

San Francisco Symphony

program

Radical Light [San Francisco Symphony Premiere]
Steven Stucky
Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? [San Francisco Symphony Premiere]
John Adams
Symphony No. 5
Jean Sibelius

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 7:30PM

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THESE CONCERTS, A PART OF THE BARBRO AND BERNARD OSHER MASTERWORKS SERIES, ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM BARBRO AND BERNARD OSHER.

VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON'S APPEARANCE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE SHENSON YOUNG ARTIST FUND.

THESE CONCERTS ARE GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY THE MR. AND MRS. GEORGE OTTO SIBELIUS FUND.

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS


Event Description

Esa-Pekka Salonen, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, and the SF Symphony present John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, a rollicking work evoking Franz Liszt and the gritty sounds of American funk music in equal measure. Steven Stucky’s Radical Light, inspired by the grandeur of Jean Sibelius’ symphonies, opens the concert and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 closes it with rich orchestral textures, bold brass proclamations, and a final movement inspired by serene scenes of Nordic swans.

Concert Extras

Pre-Concert Talk: Join us for an informative “Inside Music” talk from the stage with Sarah Cahill. Free to all ticketholders, these talks begin one hour before the June 23-25 performances. Doors open 15 minutes before.

Off-The-Podium: A post-concert audience Q&A session with moderator Sarah Cahill will be presented from the stage immediately following the concert on June 24. Free to all ticket holders.