Compose Your Own 2017–18 Season: On Sale Now

Grid of various guest artists and MTT

Enjoy a tailor-made Symphony season, for you, by you. Simply choose three or more individual concerts to enjoy all the insider perks of being a subscriber with the added flexibility of choosing only the concerts you want to hear.

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With a Compose Your Own series, you will enjoy insider access with all of the subscriber perks:

1   A season tailored to your tastes
2   Premium seats at the discounted subscriber price
3   Free seat upgrade
4   Easy ticket exchanges
5   Early access to newly added performances
6   Pre-paid parking for a guaranteed spot
7   Access to our online Subscriber Secret Store: deals and discounts at Bay Area restaurants/merchants

Bernstein Centennial Celebration

Leonard Bernstein conducting

Celebrate the centennial of iconic composer, conductor, and educator Leonard Bernstein. MTT's decades-long friendship with Bernstein transforms these performances into profoundly unique and moving experiences.

Sep 23:  Celebrating Bernstein with MTT

Nov 2–5:  MTT Conducts Bernstein and R. Strauss

Jan 18–21:  MTT Conducts Bernstein's Candide

Feb 1:  West Side Story—Film with Live Orchestra

Feb 23–24:  The SFS Celebrates the Bliss of Bernstein


American Composers 

Triptych of composers Ives, Gershwin, and Copland

Highlighting the groundbreaking composers that have shaped the unique American sound.

Nov 10–11:  American Masters: Gershwin, Ives, and More

Nov 18: Ives' Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting

Feb 23–24:  Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Mar 15–17:  American Optimism: Copland's Symphony No. 3


Up-and-Coming Artists 

Triptych of cellist Sol Gabetta, violinist Baiba Skride, and conductor Jakub Hrůša

Experience today’s fiercest young talent.

Oct 6–7:  Krzysztof Urbański (conductor) and Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Urbański Conducts Shostakovich’s Tenth

Oct 8:  George Li (piano) in Recital

Oct 13–15:  Jakub Hrůša (conductor)
Pursuits of Passion: Dvořák, Janáček, and More

Oct 21–21:  Krzysztof Urbański (conductor) and Sol Gabetta (cello)
Urbański Conducts Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Oct 26–28:  Baiba Skride (violin)
A Finnish Tableau: Vänskä Conducts Sibelius

Mar 15–17:  Behzod Abduraimov (piano)
American Optimism: Copland’s Symphony No. 3

May 3–5:  Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Ray Chen (violin)


Musician's Picks

Portrait of SFS musicians Jessica Valeri and Timothy Higgins


"I am most looking forward to An Alpine Symphony, which tells the story of a great mountain ascent. With nine French horns, this is a must-see for brass lovers!" —Jessica Valeri, French horn

Feb 16–17:  Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Apr 12–14:  R. Strauss' An Alpine Symphony

May 3–5:  Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3


"Copland writes the full spectrum of emotions for the entire brass section. Triumphant, threatening, reflective, hopeful . . . a true master of writing for brass!" —Timothy Higgins, Principal Trombone

Nov 2–5:  R. Strauss' Ein Heldenleben

Nov 24–25:  Berg's Seven Early Songs

Mar 13–17:  Copland's Symphony No. 3

Jun 28–30:  Mahler's Symphony No. 3


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