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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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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. 

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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