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Dec 13, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASES DECK THE HALL AT THE DRIVE-IN ON SFSYMPHONY+, DECEMBER 20, 2021
 
Available for free on-demand viewing via sfsymphonyplus.org
 
Digital program is hosted by SF Symphony Resident Conductor of Engagement and Education Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser with performances by SF Symphony musicians and special guests

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Dec 7, 2021

THREE CONDUCTORS MAKE THEIR SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL SERIES DEBUTS IN PROGRAM HONORING LATE OAKLAND SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL MORGAN, FEBRUARY 17–19, 2022

 

Conductors Earl Lee, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, and Akiko Fujimoto will lead the eclectic program, which Morgan planned and was scheduled to conduct

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Dec 6, 2021

VOCALIST SHELÉA REPLACES YOLANDA ADAMS IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S HOLIDAY SOUL PERFORMANCE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021

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Dec 6, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SECOND ANNUAL EMERGING BLACK COMPOSERS PROJECT

This year’s competition looks to further identify and promote inventive Black musicians and will focus on talent under age 35; applications are due by February 14, 2022

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Dec 2, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES TWO CHANGES TO ORCHESTRA ROSTER

 

Principal Harp Douglas Rioth retires at end of 2021 calendar year

 

Associate Concertmaster Nadya Tichman continues her tenure with the San Francisco Symphony as revolving member of the 1st Violin section beginning in 202223 season

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Nov 23, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S SFS MEDIA RECORDINGS NOMINATED FOR TWO 2022 GRAMMY AWARDS
 
BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM FOR ALBAN BERG: VIOLIN CONCERTO, SEVEN EARLY SONGS, & THREE PIECES FOR ORCHESTRA
 
BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE FOR NICO MUHLY’S THROUGHLINE

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Nov 18, 2021

SIMONE YOUNG CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, DECEMBER 2–4, 2021

 

Concerts include Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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Nov 17, 2021

ARNIE ROTH CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY, APRIL 15–16, 2022

 

Program features music by composer Nobuo Uematsu and others performed live while video from game series FINAL FANTASY is projected onto a large screen above the stage

Tickets on sale now at
sfsymphony.org

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Nov 15, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND WATTIS FOUNDATION MUSIC DIRECTOR DANIEL STEWART PERFORM FIVE CONCERTS IN THE 2021–22 SEASON

November 21 season-opening concert includes Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and features SFSYO Concerto Competition winner Shun Lopez performing Hristo Yotsov’s Concerto for Drum Set and Symphony Orchestra

Other 2021–22 season SFSYO performances include annual holiday performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on December 12, a Music for Families program on April 9, and two additional concerts March 6 and May 29

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Nov 12, 2021

LUDOVIC MORLOT JOINS MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS TO CONDUCT THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY NOVEMBER 1820

 

Morlot conducts Tim Higgins’ Trombone Concerto and Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite (replacing William Grant Still’s Patterns); Tilson Thomas conducts Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring

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Nov 18, 2021

SIMONE YOUNG CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, DECEMBER 2–4, 2021

 

Concerts include Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff

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Nov 17, 2021

ARNIE ROTH CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY, APRIL 15–16, 2022

 

Program features music by composer Nobuo Uematsu and others performed live while video from game series FINAL FANTASY is projected onto a large screen above the stage

Tickets on sale now at
sfsymphony.org

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Nov 15, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND WATTIS FOUNDATION MUSIC DIRECTOR DANIEL STEWART PERFORM FIVE CONCERTS IN THE 2021–22 SEASON

November 21 season-opening concert includes Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and features SFSYO Concerto Competition winner Shun Lopez performing Hristo Yotsov’s Concerto for Drum Set and Symphony Orchestra

Other 2021–22 season SFSYO performances include annual holiday performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on December 12, a Music for Families program on April 9, and two additional concerts March 6 and May 29

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Nov 12, 2021

LUDOVIC MORLOT JOINS MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS TO CONDUCT THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY NOVEMBER 1820

 

Morlot conducts Tim Higgins’ Trombone Concerto and Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite (replacing William Grant Still’s Patterns); Tilson Thomas conducts Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring

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Nov 10, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S REOPENING NIGHT CONCERT TO BE BROADCAST ON PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Reopening Night Concert conducted by Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring SF Symphony Collaborative Partner singer and bassist esperanza spalding and Alonzo King LINES Ballet; recorded live on October 1, 2021 at Davies Symphony Hall

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Nov 5, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDBOX SERIES RETURNS FOR AN EIGHTH SEASON

2021–22 season curated by drummer & composer Quentin E. Baxter, December 16–17; composer Jamie Man, January 14–15; violinist & SF Symphony Collaborative Partner Pekka Kuusisto and composer & developer Jesper Nordin, February 25–26; and composer Tyshawn Sorey, March 25–26

SoundBox kicks off December 16–17 with “Embarkation” curated by Quentin E. Baxter; tickets on sale now via sfsoundbox.com

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Oct 29, 2021

MUSIC DIRECTOR LAUREATE MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN TWO CONCERT PROGRAMS at davies symphony hall IN NOVEMBER 2021

November 12–14 concerts include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Three German Dances, K.509, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, Spring, and Michael Tilson Thomas’ Notturno featuring flutist Demarre McGill in his Orchestral Series debut

November 18–20 concerts feature the world premiere of SF Symphony Principal Trombone Timothy Higgins’ Trombone Concerto—an SF Symphony commission, the SF Symphony premiere of William Grant Still’s Patterns, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring

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Oct 22, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CELEBRATES DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS WITH CONCERT EVENT, LOBBY ART, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, AND FIESTA DINNER EXPERIENCE, NOVEMBER 6 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

Concert features Enluis Montes Olivar conducting the San Francisco Symphony in music by Arturo Márquez, Astor Piazzolla, Inocente Carreño, José Pablo Moncayo García, and Carlos Chávez, plus vocalist Flor Amargo ‘La Reina del Barrio’ performing her own songs

Local artists, community groups, and Latin American cultural partners join the SF Symphony to celebrate Día de los Muertos through lobby art installations and pre-concert activities

VIP ¡FIESTA! Packages include a post-concert auction, cocktail reception, and seated dinner

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Oct 11, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CONCERT SEASON, DECEMBER 5—31, 2021
 
Special guest performers include Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández in A Merry-Achi Christmas; Sheléa and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir in Holiday Soul; John Mauceri and Alan Cumming in The Nutcracker & The Mouse King; Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare in A Cool Yule Christmas—Holiday Favorites of Frank & Ella; and Peaches Christ, Coco Peru, Thorgy Thor, Jamie Barton, Alex Newell, Jimmie Herrod, and Fou Fou Ha! in Holiday Gaiety
 
The SF Symphony performs live accompaniment to iconic holiday films Love Actually and Home Alone
 
Traditional Christmas music performed by the SF Symphony and Chorus includes Handel’s Messiah and Holiday Brass
 
The SF Symphony Youth Orchestra performs Peter and the Wolf with guest narrator Vella Lovell
 
Darren Criss joins the San Francisco Symphony for a special New Year’s Eve Event
 
Tickets for holiday concerts available now at sfsymphony.org/holiday

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Oct 4, 2021

MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CONDUCTS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY IN FOUR CONCERT PROGRAMS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL IN OCTOBER 2021
 
October 7–9 concerts feature the U.S. Premiere of Hannah Kendall’s Tuxedo: Vasco ‘de’ Gama, the San Francisco Symphony Premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Graffiti, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
 
October 14–17 concerts include Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and La Mer, the San Francisco Symphony Premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Aile du songe featuring flutist and Collaborative Partner Claire Chase, and Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques performed by pianist Jeremy Denk
 
October 21–23 concerts feature the U.S. Premiere of Collaborative Partner Bryce Dessner’s Violin Concerto, co-commissioned by the SF Symphony and performed by violinist and Collaborative Partner Pekka Kuusisto, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 2
 
October 28–30 concerts feature the San Francisco Symphony Premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Kongsgaard Variations, Richard Strauss’ Sonatina No. 2 in E-flat, Fröhliche Werkstatt (Happy Workshop), and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by pianist Yefim Bronfman

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Sep 21, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S SFSYMPHONY+ STREAMING SERVICE
RELEASES NEW SEASON OF FREE CONTENT BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
 
Esa-Pekka Salonen leads two signature digital projects in the 2021-22 season—LIGETI: PARADIGMS, created with media artist Refik Anadol and SF Symphony Collaborative Partner Carol Reiley, and a new staged production of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, directed by Netia Jones
 
New digital programs released today include SoundBox: Delirium, curated by Jeremy Denk; CURRENTS: Niji (Rainbow), curated by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto; and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, Rhenish, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
 
SFSymphony+ also to feature a variety of orchestral performances and chamber music with SF Symphony musicians and guest artists throughout the season
 
ALL SFSYMPHONY+ CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE VIA SFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORG
OR VIA SFSYMPHONY+ APP

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Sep 15, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY APPOINTS DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER AS RESIDENT CONDUCTOR OF ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
 
KYLE DICKSON, MOLLY TURNER, AND ROSS JAMIE COLLINS JOIN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONDUCTING STAFF IN AN EXTENSION OF THEIR WORK AS SALONEN FELLOWS IN THE COLBURN SCHOOL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC’S NEGAUNEE CONDUCTING PROGRAM

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