2019–20 Season Cancellation Announcement
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.” With that in mind, we have come to realize that even our best-case scenario now requires the cancellation of all remaining concerts and events in the 2019–20 season, including Summer with the Symphony.
The following concerts are canceled:
- 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
- July 9–10: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour
- July 30–31: Pink Martini with the San Francisco Symphony
- August 1: The Airborne Toxic Event with the SF Symphony
- 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
- November 8: China Philharmonic
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
The following concerts have been rescheduled; details available on event pages:
- March 27: An Evening with Bernadette Peters – now February 12, 2021
March 17: Flute Recital with Sir James Galway - now October 25, 2020
- April 5: Piano Recital with Yefim Bronfman – now February 28, 2021
- April 28: Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang in Recital – now February 2, 2021
June 7: Chamber Music at Legion of Honor: Mozart & Mendelssohn - now September 27, 2020
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:
- Please consider donating your ticket/s. You will receive:
- 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 in the coming weeks. 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.
- If neither of these options are possible due to your current situation, we understand and will refund your purchase/s. We appreciate and are moved by the myriad ways our San Francisco Symphony family shows support for each other.
We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy, safe, and resilient, and that you’re enjoying our virtual music making as much as we enjoy sharing it with you. We believe that music is ever connecting, inspiring, and transformative, and 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, including a 25-day online celebration of Michael Tilson Thomas’ 25-year tenure as San Francisco Symphony Music Director featuring expanded digital content and events in June.
All requests for ticket donations, gift certificates, and refunds must be received by August 31, 2020.
For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 415.864.6000 or email email@example.com. Box Office hours (phone and email only) are Mon–Fri: 10am–6pm. Box Office windows remain closed through May 31.
PLEASE NOTE: If you already submitted an email regarding your ticket/s, no further action is required.