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Program Notes

Each week, thousands of San Francisco Symphony concert-goers open their programs to read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they're hearing. You can read our critically acclaimed program notes online one week prior to select concerts.

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Nico Muhly - Throughline

Ellen Reid - Fear / Release

Ludwig van Beethoven - Allegro con brio from String Quartet in F minor, Opus 95, Serioso

John Adams: Shaking and Trembling from Shaker Loops

Kev Choice - Movements

Enter the Pipa!

Shostakovich: Concerto No. 2 in G major for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 126​

Stravinsky: The Firebird

MTT: Street Song for Symphonic Brass


Tartini: Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin Devils Trill

Benjamin Attahir: Jawb, for String Octet