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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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5

Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 in G minor

Respighi: Fountains of Rome

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Chamber Music: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, and More

Debussy: Petite Suite

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Opus 42

Strauss, R.: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Bernstein: Candide

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