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OPEN REHEARSAL: STUCKY, ADAMS & SIBELIUS

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Conductors
& Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Conductor

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 10:00AM

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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.

OPEN REHEARSALS ARE ENDOWED BY A BEQUEST FROM THE ESTATE OF KATHARINE HANRAHAN.

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

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.

Due to complications brought about by COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended coffee and free donut service at our Open Rehearsals.