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Articles & Interviews

These Symphony-commissioned feature articles offer insights into the music you'll hear in the concert hall. We hope you'll find them provocative and entertaining.

My Father, Leonard Bernstein

Sep 6, 2017

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Summer Listening: 2017-18 Season Highlights from San Francisco Symphony Musicians

Aug 2, 2017

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Michael Tilson Thomas Reinvents the Concert Experience with Music for a Modern Age

Jun 16, 2017

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SFS Principal Bassoon Stephen Paulson on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

Jun 7, 2017

San Francisco Symphony's Music for Familiesis more than a concert series

Jun 2, 2017

Sharing Music with the World: SFS Media Celebrates 15 Years

Jun 1, 2017

Shostakovich: Memories and Secrets

May 16, 2017

Q&A with conductor Manfred Honeck

May 12, 2017

Music & Friendship: Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn

May 9, 2017

Q&A with violinist Veronika Eberle

May 5, 2017

J.S. Bach, Working Man

May 1, 2017

The Music of a Visionary: Beethoven's Third Symphony

Mar 29, 2017

A Doorbell Rings in Hollywood

Mar 22, 2017

How Symphonies and Things Begin

Feb 22, 2017

A note from John Adams on his history with the SFS, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, Scheherazade.2

Feb 8, 2017