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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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Schubert: Symphony in C major, The Great

Janáček: Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra

Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 67

Sibelius: Finlandia

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Pozansky: Footnote, Suite for Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz

Chen, Qigang: Luan Tan, Variations for Orchestra

Halloween with Young Frankenstein

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor

Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben

Harrison: Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra