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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.
JULIA WOLFE’S HER STORY IS SPONSORED BY SOLOMON B. CERA AND TOBY FISCHER CERA.
JULIA WOLFE’S HER STORY JULIA WOLFE'S HER STORY IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS..
Julia Wolfe’s Her Story was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony with the generous support of the Ralph I. Dorfman Commissioning Fund.
Giancarlo Guerrero’s appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.
OPEN REHEARSALS ARE ENDOWED BY A BEQUEST FROM THE ESTATE OF KATHARINE HANRAHAN.
Event DescriptionConductor Giancarlo Guerrero and the SF Symphony are joined by the Lorelei Ensemble for the West Coast premiere of folk/rock/classical mixologist Julia Wolfe’s Her Story. This SF Symphony co-commission invokes the words of historical figures to pay tribute to the centuries of ongoing struggle for equal rights, representation, and access to democracy for women in America. The program begins with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a timeless story about a resilient queen who saves her own life with the gift of storytelling.
AT A GLANCE
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Though we have yet to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, women have been battling for equality from the beginning of the nation. Julia Wolfe’s Her Story, a San Francisco Symphony co-commission with four other major American orchestras, captures the passion and perseverance of women refusing subordination, demanding representation, and challenging the prejudice and power structures that have limited women’s voices.