Xian Zhang


Gabriella Reyes


Kelley O’Connor


Issachah Savage


Reginald Smith, Jr.


San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony


Ballade, Opus 33
[SF Symphony Premiere]
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
[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.


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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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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