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May 18, 2022

MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCLUDE THE 2021–22 SEASON WITH TWO PROGRAMS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 16–25, 2022

June 16–19 concerts include Luciano Berio’s transcription of Luigi Boccherini’s Four Original Versions of Ritirata notturna di Madrid; Jessie Montgomery’s Strum for String Orchestra; Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome; and Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (June 16 & 17) and Piano Concerto No. 3 (June 18 & 19) featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

June 23–25 concerts feature SF Symphony premieres of Steven Stucky’s Radical Light and John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, performed by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson in his Orchestral Series debut, as well as Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5

read more

May 17, 2022

EUN SUN KIM CONDUCTS THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 20, 2022
 
National Brass Ensemble is composed of musicians from top orchestras across the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony

Performance features world premieres of new works by Jonathan Bingham and Arturo Sandoval, Richard Strauss’s Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, and a new compilation arrangement of music from Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle by SF Symphony Principal Trombone Timothy Higgins

Tickets on sale now at sfsymphony.org/NBE

read more

May 12, 2022

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENT NEW STAGED PRODUCTION OF IGOR STRAVINSKY’S OEDIPUS REX AND SYMPHONY OF PSALMS, JUNE 10–12, 2022

Oedipus rex features tenor Sean Panikkar (Oedipus rex); mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (Jocasta), bass-baritone Sir Willard White (Creon/Messenger/Tiresias), tenor Jose Simerilla Romero (Shepherd), actor Breezy Leigh (Antigone), dancer Laurel Jenkins, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
 
Performances mark first collaboration in new four-year partnership with acclaimed director Peter Sellars

read more

May 10, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN RELEASE STRAVINSKY: THE SOLDIER’S TALE, A NEW HOUR-LONG THEATRICAL CONCERT FILM, AVAILABLE ON SFSYMPHONY+ BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2022
 
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale was conceived and directed by acclaimed British director, designer, and video artist Netia Jones, as a new work of digital music theater

The Soldier’s Tale is conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and features seven San Francisco Symphony musicians, actor Bruce Davison, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer Adji Cissoko

ALL SFSYMPHONY+ CONTENTISAVAILABLE FOR FREE VIASFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORGORVIA SFSYMPHONY+ APP

Press interested in an advance copy of Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale can email [email protected]  

read more

May 10, 2022

CONDUCTOR BERNARD LABADIE REPLACES TON KOOPMAN IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 20–22

Labadie leads the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36,Linz, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, which replaces Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 

Due to difficulties with his visa for entry into the United States, conductor Ton Koopman regretfully withdraws from this program

read more

Apr 21, 2022

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON WITH CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AT FROST AMPHITHEATER, SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, AND SIGMUND STERN GROVE, JUNE 29–AUGUST 7, 2022  

Conductors Paolo Bortolameolli, Ludovic Morlot, and Erina Yashima lead classical programs at Davies Symphony Hall with performances by pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Johannes Moser, and string trio Time for Three 

Teddy Abrams conducts Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra 

Special guest performances by actress and singer Jessica Vosk in Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration; singer Isabel Marie Sánchez in a program dedicated to the music of Selena; the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in Final Words; Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters; The Airborne Toxic Event; and Pink Martini 

Summer film concerts include The Matrix Live, Pixar in Concert, and The Goonies 

Edwin Outwater conducts the San Francisco Symphony in the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

San Francisco Symphony performs four Friday night concerts at Frost Amphitheater, presented by Stanford Live, July 8–29 

San Francisco Symphony performs a free concert at Sigmund Stern Grove with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducting, July 31 

Tickets on sale now for The Matrix Live—Film with Live Orchestra, Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration, Final Words: SF Gay Men’s Chorus & the SF Symphony, and The Airborne Toxic Event, and all concerts at Frost Amphitheater 

Tickets for all other summer concerts on sale April 29 at 10am via sfsymphony.org/summer 

read more

Apr 18, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY COLLABORATIVE PARTNER JULIA BULLOCK BRINGS HISTORY’S PERSISTENT VOICE TO DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL FOR A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PERFORMANCE WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MAY 17, 2022

History’s Persistent Voice is conducted by Christian Reif and features video installations by artist Hana S. Kim

read more

Apr 7, 2022

GUEST CONDUCTORS KARINA CANELLAKIS, TON KOOPMAN, RUTH REINHARDT, NATHALIE STUTZMANN, AND XIAN ZHANG LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY–JUNE 2022 

May 6, 7 & 8 concerts are conducted by Xian Zhang in her Orchestral Series debut and include Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and SF Symphony premieres of Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement performed by pianist Aaron Diehl, who also makes his Orchestral Series debut 

May 13–15 concerts are conducted by Karina Canellakis and include Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the SF Symphony premiere of Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste, and Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra

May 20–22 concerts feature Ton Koopman leading the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36, Linz, plus the SF Symphony premiere of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 80

May 26–28 concerts are conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann in her Orchestral Series debut, featuring the SF Symphony and Chorus in Johannes Brahms’ Gesang der Parzen, Schicksalslied, and Nänie; and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6  

June 2–5 concerts are conducted by Ruth Reinhardt in her Orchestral Series debut and feature pianist Daniil Trifonov performing the West Coast premiere of Mason Bates' Piano Concerto—an SF Symphony co-commission; the SF Symphony premiere of Lotta Wennäkoski’s Helsinki Variations; and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5

read more

Mar 29, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ANNOUNCE 2022–23 SEASON
 
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads 15 weeks of programming in the Bay Area and abroad in his third season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director

read more

Mar 10, 2022

GUEST CONDUCTORS GIANCARLO GUERRERO, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, AND KLAUS MÄKELÄ LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL IN APRIL 2022 

April 7–9 concerts are conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero in his Orchestral Series debut and include the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Triathlon, Concerto for Saxophonist and Orchestra performed by saxophonist Timothy McAllister in his Orchestral Series debut; the SF Symphony premiere of Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonía Buenos Aires featuring bandoneón player Daniel Binelli, also making his Orchestral Series debut; and SF Symphony premieres of Antonio Estévez’ Mediodía en el Llano and Adolphus Hailstork’s An American Port of Call

April 21–24 concerts feature Gustavo Dudamel conducting the SF Symphony in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, Prague and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

April 28–30 concerts are conducted by Klaus Mäkelä in his Orchestral Series debut and include the SF Symphony premiere of Jimmy López Bellido’s Perú Negro, along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, and Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto featuring Vilde Frang

read more


PRESS RELEASE REPEATER - MAIN/AUTOMATED/STACKED

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONTRABASSOON STEVEN BRAUNSTEIN RETIRES AT END OF 202122 SEASON

Press Releases

Archives

Categories

Announcements

Calendar

Chase Center

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Frost - Stanford

Guest Artists

MTT

SFS Media

SFYSO

Special Events

May 18, 2022

MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCLUDE THE 2021–22 SEASON WITH TWO PROGRAMS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 16–25, 2022

June 16–19 concerts include Luciano Berio’s transcription of Luigi Boccherini’s Four Original Versions of Ritirata notturna di Madrid; Jessie Montgomery’s Strum for String Orchestra; Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome; and Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (June 16 & 17) and Piano Concerto No. 3 (June 18 & 19) featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

June 23–25 concerts feature SF Symphony premieres of Steven Stucky’s Radical Light and John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, performed by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson in his Orchestral Series debut, as well as Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5

read more

May 17, 2022

EUN SUN KIM CONDUCTS THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 20, 2022
 
National Brass Ensemble is composed of musicians from top orchestras across the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony

Performance features world premieres of new works by Jonathan Bingham and Arturo Sandoval, Richard Strauss’s Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, and a new compilation arrangement of music from Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle by SF Symphony Principal Trombone Timothy Higgins

Tickets on sale now at sfsymphony.org/NBE

read more

May 12, 2022

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENT NEW STAGED PRODUCTION OF IGOR STRAVINSKY’S OEDIPUS REX AND SYMPHONY OF PSALMS, JUNE 10–12, 2022

Oedipus rex features tenor Sean Panikkar (Oedipus rex); mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (Jocasta), bass-baritone Sir Willard White (Creon/Messenger/Tiresias), tenor Jose Simerilla Romero (Shepherd), actor Breezy Leigh (Antigone), dancer Laurel Jenkins, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
 
Performances mark first collaboration in new four-year partnership with acclaimed director Peter Sellars

read more

May 10, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN RELEASE STRAVINSKY: THE SOLDIER’S TALE, A NEW HOUR-LONG THEATRICAL CONCERT FILM, AVAILABLE ON SFSYMPHONY+ BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2022
 
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale was conceived and directed by acclaimed British director, designer, and video artist Netia Jones, as a new work of digital music theater

The Soldier’s Tale is conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and features seven San Francisco Symphony musicians, actor Bruce Davison, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer Adji Cissoko

ALL SFSYMPHONY+ CONTENTISAVAILABLE FOR FREE VIASFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORGORVIA SFSYMPHONY+ APP

Press interested in an advance copy of Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale can email [email protected]  

read more

May 10, 2022

CONDUCTOR BERNARD LABADIE REPLACES TON KOOPMAN IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 20–22

Labadie leads the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36,Linz, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, which replaces Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 

Due to difficulties with his visa for entry into the United States, conductor Ton Koopman regretfully withdraws from this program

read more

Apr 21, 2022

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON WITH CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AT FROST AMPHITHEATER, SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, AND SIGMUND STERN GROVE, JUNE 29–AUGUST 7, 2022  

Conductors Paolo Bortolameolli, Ludovic Morlot, and Erina Yashima lead classical programs at Davies Symphony Hall with performances by pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Johannes Moser, and string trio Time for Three 

Teddy Abrams conducts Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra 

Special guest performances by actress and singer Jessica Vosk in Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration; singer Isabel Marie Sánchez in a program dedicated to the music of Selena; the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in Final Words; Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters; The Airborne Toxic Event; and Pink Martini 

Summer film concerts include The Matrix Live, Pixar in Concert, and The Goonies 

Edwin Outwater conducts the San Francisco Symphony in the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

San Francisco Symphony performs four Friday night concerts at Frost Amphitheater, presented by Stanford Live, July 8–29 

San Francisco Symphony performs a free concert at Sigmund Stern Grove with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducting, July 31 

Tickets on sale now for The Matrix Live—Film with Live Orchestra, Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration, Final Words: SF Gay Men’s Chorus & the SF Symphony, and The Airborne Toxic Event, and all concerts at Frost Amphitheater 

Tickets for all other summer concerts on sale April 29 at 10am via sfsymphony.org/summer 

read more

Apr 18, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY COLLABORATIVE PARTNER JULIA BULLOCK BRINGS HISTORY’S PERSISTENT VOICE TO DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL FOR A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PERFORMANCE WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MAY 17, 2022

History’s Persistent Voice is conducted by Christian Reif and features video installations by artist Hana S. Kim

read more

Apr 7, 2022

GUEST CONDUCTORS KARINA CANELLAKIS, TON KOOPMAN, RUTH REINHARDT, NATHALIE STUTZMANN, AND XIAN ZHANG LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY–JUNE 2022 

May 6, 7 & 8 concerts are conducted by Xian Zhang in her Orchestral Series debut and include Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and SF Symphony premieres of Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement performed by pianist Aaron Diehl, who also makes his Orchestral Series debut 

May 13–15 concerts are conducted by Karina Canellakis and include Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the SF Symphony premiere of Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste, and Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra

May 20–22 concerts feature Ton Koopman leading the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36, Linz, plus the SF Symphony premiere of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 80

May 26–28 concerts are conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann in her Orchestral Series debut, featuring the SF Symphony and Chorus in Johannes Brahms’ Gesang der Parzen, Schicksalslied, and Nänie; and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6  

June 2–5 concerts are conducted by Ruth Reinhardt in her Orchestral Series debut and feature pianist Daniil Trifonov performing the West Coast premiere of Mason Bates' Piano Concerto—an SF Symphony co-commission; the SF Symphony premiere of Lotta Wennäkoski’s Helsinki Variations; and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5

read more

Mar 29, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ANNOUNCE 2022–23 SEASON
 
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads 15 weeks of programming in the Bay Area and abroad in his third season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director

read more

Mar 10, 2022

GUEST CONDUCTORS GIANCARLO GUERRERO, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, AND KLAUS MÄKELÄ LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL IN APRIL 2022 

April 7–9 concerts are conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero in his Orchestral Series debut and include the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Triathlon, Concerto for Saxophonist and Orchestra performed by saxophonist Timothy McAllister in his Orchestral Series debut; the SF Symphony premiere of Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonía Buenos Aires featuring bandoneón player Daniel Binelli, also making his Orchestral Series debut; and SF Symphony premieres of Antonio Estévez’ Mediodía en el Llano and Adolphus Hailstork’s An American Port of Call

April 21–24 concerts feature Gustavo Dudamel conducting the SF Symphony in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, Prague and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

April 28–30 concerts are conducted by Klaus Mäkelä in his Orchestral Series debut and include the SF Symphony premiere of Jimmy López Bellido’s Perú Negro, along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, and Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto featuring Vilde Frang

read more

Mar 1, 2022

BOYZ II MEN PERFORM WITH SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND CONDUCTOR EDWIN OUTWATER, APRIL 1 & 2, 2022

Tickets for Boyz II Men with the SF Symphony are on sale now at sfsymphony.org

read more

Feb 24, 2022

DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER LEADS TEEN NIGHT AT THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MARCH 26, 2022

Bay Area musician, composer, educator, and activist Kev Choice joins Bartholomew-Poyser and the Orchestra to perform his composition Movements

read more


PRESS RELEASE NON MAIN - NON STACKED

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONTRABASSOON STEVEN BRAUNSTEIN RETIRES AT END OF 2021–22 SEASON

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCLUDE THE 2021–22 SEASON WITH TWO PROGRAMS, JUNE 16–25, 2022

EUN SUN KIM CONDUCTS THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 20, 2022

PRESS RELEASES

May 12, 2022

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENT NEW STAGED PRODUCTION OF IGOR STRAVINSKY’S OEDIPUS REX AND SYMPHONY OF PSALMS, JUNE 10–12, 2022

Oedipus rex features tenor Sean Panikkar (Oedipus rex); mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (Jocasta), bass-baritone Sir Willard White (Creon/Messenger/Tiresias), tenor Jose Simerilla Romero (Shepherd), actor Breezy Leigh (Antigone), dancer Laurel Jenkins, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
 
Performances mark first collaboration in new four-year partnership with acclaimed director Peter Sellars

read more

May 10, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN RELEASE STRAVINSKY: THE SOLDIER’S TALE, A NEW HOUR-LONG THEATRICAL CONCERT FILM, AVAILABLE ON SFSYMPHONY+ BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2022
 
Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale was conceived and directed by acclaimed British director, designer, and video artist Netia Jones, as a new work of digital music theater

The Soldier’s Tale is conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and features seven San Francisco Symphony musicians, actor Bruce Davison, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancer Adji Cissoko

ALL SFSYMPHONY+ CONTENTISAVAILABLE FOR FREE VIASFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORGORVIA SFSYMPHONY+ APP

Press interested in an advance copy of Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale can email [email protected]  

read more

May 10, 2022

CONDUCTOR BERNARD LABADIE REPLACES TON KOOPMAN IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 20–22

Labadie leads the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36,Linz, and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, which replaces Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 

Due to difficulties with his visa for entry into the United States, conductor Ton Koopman regretfully withdraws from this program

read more

Apr 21, 2022

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON WITH CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AT FROST AMPHITHEATER, SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, AND SIGMUND STERN GROVE, JUNE 29–AUGUST 7, 2022  

Conductors Paolo Bortolameolli, Ludovic Morlot, and Erina Yashima lead classical programs at Davies Symphony Hall with performances by pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Johannes Moser, and string trio Time for Three 

Teddy Abrams conducts Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra 

Special guest performances by actress and singer Jessica Vosk in Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration; singer Isabel Marie Sánchez in a program dedicated to the music of Selena; the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in Final Words; Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters; The Airborne Toxic Event; and Pink Martini 

Summer film concerts include The Matrix Live, Pixar in Concert, and The Goonies 

Edwin Outwater conducts the San Francisco Symphony in the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre 

San Francisco Symphony performs four Friday night concerts at Frost Amphitheater, presented by Stanford Live, July 8–29 

San Francisco Symphony performs a free concert at Sigmund Stern Grove with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducting, July 31 

Tickets on sale now for The Matrix Live—Film with Live Orchestra, Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration, Final Words: SF Gay Men’s Chorus & the SF Symphony, and The Airborne Toxic Event, and all concerts at Frost Amphitheater 

Tickets for all other summer concerts on sale April 29 at 10am via sfsymphony.org/summer 

read more

Apr 18, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY COLLABORATIVE PARTNER JULIA BULLOCK BRINGS HISTORY’S PERSISTENT VOICE TO DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL FOR A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PERFORMANCE WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MAY 17, 2022

History’s Persistent Voice is conducted by Christian Reif and features video installations by artist Hana S. Kim

read more

Apr 7, 2022

GUEST CONDUCTORS KARINA CANELLAKIS, TON KOOPMAN, RUTH REINHARDT, NATHALIE STUTZMANN, AND XIAN ZHANG LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY–JUNE 2022 

May 6, 7 & 8 concerts are conducted by Xian Zhang in her Orchestral Series debut and include Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and SF Symphony premieres of Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement performed by pianist Aaron Diehl, who also makes his Orchestral Series debut 

May 13–15 concerts are conducted by Karina Canellakis and include Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the SF Symphony premiere of Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste, and Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra

May 20–22 concerts feature Ton Koopman leading the Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna and Symphony No. 36, Linz, plus the SF Symphony premiere of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 80

May 26–28 concerts are conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann in her Orchestral Series debut, featuring the SF Symphony and Chorus in Johannes Brahms’ Gesang der Parzen, Schicksalslied, and Nänie; and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6  

June 2–5 concerts are conducted by Ruth Reinhardt in her Orchestral Series debut and feature pianist Daniil Trifonov performing the West Coast premiere of Mason Bates' Piano Concerto—an SF Symphony co-commission; the SF Symphony premiere of Lotta Wennäkoski’s Helsinki Variations; and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5

read more

Mar 29, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ANNOUNCE 2022–23 SEASON
 
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads 15 weeks of programming in the Bay Area and abroad in his third season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director

read more

Mar 10, 2022

GUEST CONDUCTORS GIANCARLO GUERRERO, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, AND KLAUS MÄKELÄ LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL IN APRIL 2022 

April 7–9 concerts are conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero in his Orchestral Series debut and include the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Triathlon, Concerto for Saxophonist and Orchestra performed by saxophonist Timothy McAllister in his Orchestral Series debut; the SF Symphony premiere of Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonía Buenos Aires featuring bandoneón player Daniel Binelli, also making his Orchestral Series debut; and SF Symphony premieres of Antonio Estévez’ Mediodía en el Llano and Adolphus Hailstork’s An American Port of Call

April 21–24 concerts feature Gustavo Dudamel conducting the SF Symphony in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, Prague and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

April 28–30 concerts are conducted by Klaus Mäkelä in his Orchestral Series debut and include the SF Symphony premiere of Jimmy López Bellido’s Perú Negro, along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, and Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto featuring Vilde Frang

read more

Mar 1, 2022

BOYZ II MEN PERFORM WITH SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND CONDUCTOR EDWIN OUTWATER, APRIL 1 & 2, 2022

Tickets for Boyz II Men with the SF Symphony are on sale now at sfsymphony.org

read more

Feb 24, 2022

DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER LEADS TEEN NIGHT AT THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MARCH 26, 2022

Bay Area musician, composer, educator, and activist Kev Choice joins Bartholomew-Poyser and the Orchestra to perform his composition Movements

read more