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Russ de Luna

English Horn

San Francisco Symphony


Selections from Blues Symphony
[San Francisco Symphony Premiere]
Wynton Marsalis

Milky Ways 
[San Francisco Symphony Commission & U.S. Premiere]

Outi Tarkiainen
Symphony No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich


Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Apr 21, 2023 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Apr 23, 2023 at 2:00PM

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The U.S. premiere of Outi Tarkiainen’s Milky Ways is supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Works of Music.

Event Description

Wynton Marsalis blends jazz, ragtime, and spirituals in his Blues Symphony, a powerful celebration of Black history and folklore. SF Symphony English horn player Russ de Luna stars in Outi Tarkiainen’s Milky Ways, a celestial and hypnotic work that portrays life at its grandest and most miniscule. Led by Cristian Măcelaru, the program concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s First Symphony, a youthful piece of charming brashness and madcap action. 

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Concert Extras

A pre-concert Q&A with composer Outi Tarkiainen will be presented from the stage one hour before the concert on April 21 from 6:30–7:00pm. Free to all ticketholders.

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