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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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Stucky: Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Henry Purcell)

Ma Mere l Oye Mother Goose Music for the Ballet

Bartók: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story


George Li in Recital

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor