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COVID-19 Update: The San Francisco Symphony’s COVID-19 response has been guided by a belief that we must “plan for the worst while hoping for the better.” However, in accordance with guidelines from the State of California and City of San Francisco, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all San Francisco Symphony concerts through December 31, 2020.

San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson notes, “While we are deeply disappointed to not present the exciting lineup of live concerts we had planned for Fall 2020, including the start of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s tenure as Music Director and a festival of events featuring our eight Collaborative Partners, we know this action is necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of our Orchestra, Chorus, staff, and audiences.”

The following concerts are canceled:

2020-21 Season

  • September 27: Legion of Honor Chamber Music
  • October 2–3: Salonen: J.S. Bach & Sibelius 1
  • October 8–11: Salonen: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle
  • October 15–17: Respighi’s Pines of Rome
  • October 18: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • October 19: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Gidon Kremer, & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • October 23 & 25: Buchbinder Performs Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
  • October 24: Buchbinder Performs Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3, & 4
  • October 25: Flute Recital with Sir James Galway
  • October 26: Piano Recital with Rudolf Buchbinder
  • October 27: Chick Corea with the SF Symphony
  • October 30–November 1: MTT: Mahler 1
  • November 5–6, 8: MTT: Beethoven’s Missa solemnis
  • November 8: China Philharmonic
  • November 10: Israel Philharmonic Performs Mozart & Rite of Spring
  • November 12, 14: The Fight for Equality: Julia Wolfe & Florence Price
  • November 14: Music for Families: Music Around the World–Percussion
  • November 15: Youth Orchestra
  • November 20–22: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique
  • November 27–28: The Princess Bride in Concert Film with SF Symphony
  • November 29: Legion of Honor Chamber Music
  • November 29: Chamber Music: Natural Beauty–Schubert's Trout Quintet
  • December 2-3: Holiday Soul
  • December 6: Chamber Music with Batiashvili, Capuçon, & Thibaudet
  • December 11–12: Handel’s Messiah
  • December 12: Music for Families: Superheroes
  • December 13: Peter and the Wolf
  • December 13: A Merry-Achi Christmas with Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández
  • December 15–16: Love Actually Film with SF Symphony
  • December 17: Holiday Brass
  • December 19, 22–23: Home Alone Film with SF Symphony
  • December 20: ’Twas the Night–Festival of Carols
  • December 31: New Year’s Gaiety

2019-20 Season

  • March 8: Michael Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
  • March 10: Piano Recital with Murray Perahia
  • March 12–14: MTT, Capuçon, Shostakovich, & Stravinsky
  • March 15: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Plays Britten & Mason Bates
  • March 22: Buster Keaton’s The General—Silent Film with Organist Cameron Carpenter
  • March 22: Piano Recital with Hélène Grimaud
  • April 4: Music for Families: Meet the Orchestra
  • April 4: San Francisco Symphony Chorus: J.S. Bach’s Magnificat
  • April 11: Pure Yanni
  • April 19: Chineke! Orchestra with Stewart Goodyear
  • April 23–25: BEETHOVEN250: Beethoven 5 & Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
  • April 26: Chamber Music: Murder & Myths—Dvořák’s Piano Trio in E minor, Dumky
  • April 30: Open Rehearsal: Morgan Conducts Price and Brahms
  • April 30–May 2: Morgan Conducts Price & Brahms
  • May 7: Open Rehearsal: Gaffigan Leads Marsalis & Dvořák’s New World
  • May 7–9: Gaffigan Leads Marsalis & Dvořák’s New World
  • May 10: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Plays Brahms Symphony No. 2
  • May 14–17: MTT, Yuja, Sibelius, & Brahms
  • May 22–24: MTT & Brahms’ A German Requiem
  • May 24: BEETHOVEN250: Piano Recital with Igor Levit
  • May 29–31: Gardner & Montero: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1  
  • May 31: A Love Song to San Francisco
  • June 4–6: BEETHOVEN250: MTT & Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • June 11, 13, 15: Semi Staged Event:  MTT & Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman
  • June 18: Open Rehearsal: MTT, Shaham, & Shostakovich 5
  • June 18, 20–21: MTT, Shaham, & Shostakovich 5
  • June 25–28: MTT & MAHLER: Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand
  • July 2, 5: Apollo 13—Film with the San Francisco Symphony


The following concerts will be rescheduled, and details will be shared when rescheduled dates are confirmed:

  • April 16–18: Tchaik 5 & Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique
  • April 24–25: SoundBox: Lineage
  • May 3: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
  • July 9–10: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour (Tickets for original date will not be valid for rescheduled concert.)
    • July 30–31: Pink Martini with the San Francisco Symphony (Tickets for original date will not be valid for rescheduled concert.)
    • August 1: The Airborne Toxic Event with the SF Symphony (Tickets for original date will not be valid for rescheduled concert.)


The following concerts have been rescheduled; details available on event pages:


All of us at the San Francisco Symphony miss seeing you at Davies Symphony Hall. We can’t wait to be back on stage sharing live music with you again soon. Until then, we’re asking for your help:

  • A tax deduction for the total value of your ticket/s. The federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) now allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300, even if you do not itemize. If you do itemize your deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified organizations—including the San Francisco Symphony—to be deducted (up to 100% of your adjusted gross income) for the 2020 calendar year.
  • Your ticket donation will be matched by a group of generous San Francisco Symphony Board members and donors—including President Sakurako Fisher and William Fisher, President-elect Priscilla B. Geeslin and Keith Geeslin, former President John Goldman and Marcia Goldman, and Development Committee Chair Trine Sorensen and Michael Jacobson—who have committed to match all ticket donations through an initial matching fund of $1 million. Every donation will have a tremendous impact on the San Francisco Symphony. 
  • Special additional thank-you opportunities for those who opt to donate their ticket/s at this time will be announced. Keep an eye on your inbox for all the updates!
  • If donating your ticket/s is not possible, please consider requesting a gift certificate for the value of your tickets, which may be used at any time. You will receive:
  • An additional 20% credit applied to your gift certificate based on the value of previously purchased tickets, for use towards the purchase of tickets to future concerts. This credit will not expire.
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We believe that music, no matter the platform, is ever connecting, inspiring, and transformative, and that it deeply resonates throughout the community. Thank you for banding with us to ensure that we return stronger and more vibrant than ever. There is much more exciting music to come for all of us!

All requests for ticket donations, gift certificates, exchanges, and refunds for tickets dated August 1, 2020 or earlier must be received by August 31, 2020. All requests for ticket donations, gift certificates, exchanges, and refunds for tickets dated between September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020 must be received by August 31, 2021. For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 415.864.6000 or email patronservices@sfsymphony.org. Box Office hours (for phone and emails only) are Mon–Fri: 10am–6pm. Box Office windows continue to remain closed. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you already submitted an email regarding your ticket/s, no further action is required.