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Whether an off-the-wall escapade or a desert-island classic, it’s all here in the San Francisco Symphony’s 2023-24 season.SUBSCRIBE SEASON CALENDAR
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Sometimes a sound you’ve never heard before opens new musical frontiers. Or a fresh voice turns convention on its head. You’re up for an adventure, for what’s next. In programs reflecting Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen’s singular vision, the San Francisco Symphony presents a blend of concerts that can only be described as “Signature Salonen.”
Selections from Signature Salonen
SALONEN CONDUCTS AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
September 29–October 1
INTERPLAY: PEKKA KUUSISTO
SALONEN: ALL SIBELIUS
SALONEN CONDUCTS MAHLER 3
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony tap into the Golden State’s innovative spirit in two programs presented as part of the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music, a two-week statewide initiative conceived by Salonen, LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and San Diego Symphony Music Director Rafael Payare.
CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL: TO THE EDGE
CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL: FROM THE EDGE
Music is visceral: Sometimes the vibrations of a voice reverberate in your body or the sinewy torque of a dancer in flight makes your heart race. Or a new marriage of sound and imagery stirs something deep within. The Symphony joins with great creative minds to present enhanced theatrical conceptions designed to captivate the senses.
DARK & DIVINE:
DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET
& PETER SELLARS
A concert is an immersive journey that starts before you set foot in the hall and continues long after the final downbeat. Themed programs—each built around a single narrative framework—reveal the surprising ways art goes from inspiration to implementation. Feed your curiosity through behind-the-scenes talks with performers and leading figures in arts and ideas, horizon-expanding collaborations with local organizations, and augmented lobby experiences.
Love at first listen can happen in many ways: a beat-up old Beethoven LP, a chance encounter with a concert broadcast on TV, or a school field trip to the symphony. Treat yourself to dream pairings designed to launch a lifelong love of classical music.
Selections from Choice Classics
DUDAMEL CONDUCTS BRAHMS 2
MTT & SEONG-JIN CHO
CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN 7
May 10, 12
You’ve sat riveted from the first fanfare of a Mahler symphony to the cathartic conclusion 90 minutes later. Or found yourself swept up in the heroic narrative of a Romantic tone poem. Dazzling orchestral colors abound and big emotions are the norm in music that paints on the broadest canvas.
Selections from Epic Expressions
VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN 5
STRAUSS & RAVEL
& YEFIM BRONFMAN
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS
Music Director Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas returns to Davies Symphony Hall to lead must-see performances with the San Francisco Symphony.
MTT CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN 9
October 19, 21–22
MTT & SEONG-JIN CHO
MTT CONDUCTS MAHLER 5
MTT & JULIA FISCHER
BUCKET LIST BRILLIANCE
Singular concerts with sublime artists. Subscribers receive early ticket access to popular events like these.
IN THE FIDDLER’S HOUSE
AND THE SF SYMPHONY
AND KATHRYN STOTT
FILMS WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
Lights, Camera, Music! Watch favorite films on the big screen at Davies Symphony Hall as the scores are performed live by the San Francisco Symphony.
Selections from Film with Live Orchestra
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
From choice classics to cathartic Romantic symphonies, and off-the-wall musical escapades to desert-island classics, it’s all here in the San Francisco Symphony’s Orchestral Series concerts.
AND MATINEE SERIES
FRIDAY EVENING SERIES
SATURDAY EVENING SERIES
SUNDAY MATINEE SERIES
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