Artists

Xian Zhang

Conductor

Gabriella Reyes

Soprano

Kelley O’Connor

Mezzo-soprano

Issachah Savage

Tenor

Reginald Smith, Jr.

Bass

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

program

Ballade, Opus 33
[SF Symphony Premiere]
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Emerge
[SF Symphony Premiere]
Michael Abels
Ludwig van Beethoven
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Dec 1, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Dec 2, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Dec 3, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Event Description

Xian Zhang leads Ludwig van Beethoven’s enduring Ninth Symphony, which celebrates the bonds of humanity and the glory of the creator in its triumphant “Ode to Joy.” Before that, discover Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade, displaying the depth and maturity of a young composer poised for greatness, and Michael Abels’ Emerge, which tells the story of musicians returning to their art and rediscovering the joy of making music together.

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