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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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Sep 12, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2021–22 FILM SERIES KICKS OFF WITH SCREENINGS OF ROB REINER’S THE PRINCESS BRIDE AND RON HOWARD’S APOLLO 13, SEPTEMBER 22–23 & 24–25, PERFORMED LIVE TO PICTURE
 
Tickets for all performances on sale NOW at sfsymphony.org
 
2021–22 SEASON FILM PROGRAMMING ALSO INCLUDES RICHARD CURTIS’ LOVE ACTUALLY, CHRIS COLUMBUS’ HOME ALONE, ROBERT ZEMECKIS’ BACK TO THE FUTURE, SAM MENDES’ SKYFALL, DISNEY AND PIXAR’S TOY STORY IN CONCERT, AND THE WACHOWSKIS’ THE MATRIX
 
SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE BUSTER KEATON’S THE GENERAL FEATURING ORGANIST CAMERON CARPENTER AND GET HAPPY: A JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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Sep 10, 2021

MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY OPEN 2021–22 SEASON WITH THREE PERFORMANCES FEATURING COLLABORATIVE PARTNER ESPERANZA SPALDING AND ALONZO KING LINES BALLET, SEPTEMBER 30–OCTOBER 2, 2021
 
Re-Opening Night Concert on October 1 is preceded by a complimentary Sparkling Wine Welcome in Davies Symphony Hall and an outdoor After-Party for all ticketholders
 
Re-Opening Night VIP Packages offer an enhanced experience and are available for purchase via sfsymphony.org/ReOpeningNight/vip; proceeds from the event benefit the SF Symphony’s myriad artistic, education, and community programs
 
Re-Opening Night recorded live for Great Performances on PBS; premieres Friday, November 19
 
All San Francisco Concert on September 30 and Orchestral Series Concert on October 2 round out the SF Symphony’s opening week

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Sep 10, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASES DIGITAL AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS OF KEV CHOICE’S MOVEMENTS ON SFS MEDIA SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
 
Movements features Kev Choice, AÏMA the DRMR, and Bay Area musicians alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony
 
Audio recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution; digital release available for streaming and download via major retailers worldwide on September 24, 2021
 
Learn more at sfsymphony.org/movements

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Aug 27, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASES DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING OF NICO MUHLY’S THROUGHLINE ON SFS MEDIA AUGUST 27, 2021
 
Throughline features contributions from all eight SF Symphony Collaborative Partners with members of the San Francisco Symphony
 
Audio recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution; digital release available for streaming and download via major retailers worldwide
 
Available now at sfsymphony.org/nicomuhly 

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Aug 20, 2021

RAGNAR BOHLIN CONCLUDES 14-YEAR TENURE AS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S CHORUS DIRECTOR

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Aug 16, 2021

SINGLE TICKETS FOR ALL SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY 2021–22 SEASON CONCERTS ON SALE TUESDAY AUGUST 31, VIA THE BOX OFFICE STARTING AT 8AM AND ONLINE & BY PHONE AT 10AM

Added holiday programming includes Holiday Soul, A Merry-Achi Christmas, Holiday Gaiety, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King, A Cool Yule Christmas, Holiday Brass, and New Year’s Eve with Darren Criss

Other added performances include Best in Brass, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story—Film with Live Orchestra, SF Symphony Chorus: Carmina burana, and Airborne Toxic Event

Tickets for SF Symphony Chorus: Carmina burana available now; single tickets for all other 2021–22 concerts on sale August 31, 2021 via sfsymphony.org

UPDATED HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINATION FOR EVERYONE AGES 12 AND UP TO ENTER DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL DURING THE 2021–22 SEASON

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Aug 3, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES UPDATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL BEGINNING AUGUST 6, 2021

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Jul 23, 2021

CELLIST JOSHUA ROMAN REPLACES PABLO FERRÁNDEZ IN SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY CONCERTS ON JULY 30 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND JULY 31 AT FROST AMPHITHEATER
 
Conductor and program remain the same

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Jul 15, 2021

MARK C. HANSON STEPS DOWN AS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Jun 29, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY AND ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ANNOUNCE 2021–22 SEASON

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Jun 21, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES LIFTED RESTRICTIONS AND UPDATED SAFETY PROTOCOLS BEGINNING JUNE 24, 2021

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Jun 16, 2021

TREVOR WESTON SELECTED TO RECEIVE FIRST ANNUAL EMERGING BLACK COMPOSERS PROJECT COMMISSION

World premiere of Weston’s new work to be given by Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony in Fall 2022
 
Additional commissions awarded to Jonathan Bingham,
Shawn Okpebholo, and Sumi Tonooka

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Jun 3, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON WITH CONCERTS IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AT SIGMUND STERN GROVE AND FROST AMPHITHEATER, JULY 2–AUGUST 13, 2021

 

ON JULY 4, THE SF SYMPHONY PERFORMS A FREE CONCERT AT SIGMUND STERN GROVE WITH EDWIN OUTWATER CONDUCTING
 
SF SYMPHONY PERFORMS FIVE SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERTS AT FROST AMPHITHEATER, PRESENTED BY STANFORD LIVE, JULY 10–AUGUST 7
 
Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the SF Symphony in concerts at Davies Symphony Hall on July 9 & 16 and at Frost Amphitheater on July 10 & 17

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May 24, 2021

PROGRAM UPDATES FOR LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL CONDUCTED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, JUNE 17–JUNE 25, 2021

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May 21, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING DETAILS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT ON SFSYMPHONY+ THROUGH THE END OF THE 2020–21 SEASON, WITH NEW RELEASES MAY 27–AUGUST 26, 2021

SoundBox programs curated by Destiny Muhammad, Claire Chase, Nico Muhly, and Jeremy Denk

New episodes of CURRENTS series, exploring Persian classical music and Klezmer musical cultures

Free chamber music performances by members of the San Francisco Symphony

MEMBERSHIPS AND INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS ON SALE NOW AT SFSYMPHONYPLUS.ORG

SFSymphony+ can now be downloaded as an app via the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Firestick, and is available via TV services including Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, Roku, and smart TVs

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May 4, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ADDED TICKETS AND INCREASED AUDIENCE CAPACITIES FOR LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 6–JUNE 25, 2021
 
Programming announced for May 27–June 25 concerts

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Apr 30, 2021

CHINYAKARE ENSEMBLE CURATES CURRENTS: MAVAMBO ENGOMA, ROOTED IN MUSIC, AVAILABLE MAY 6 ON SFSYMPHONY+

CURRENTS: Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music explores the intersection of classical and Zimbabwean musical cultures, featuring performances by members of the Chinyakare Ensemble and SF Symphony musicians

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Apr 26, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES RETURN TO LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 6–JUNE 25, 2021
 
Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the SF Symphony in live indoor performances for medical professionals and community partners May 6 & 7; program features Jean Sibelius’ Rakastava, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite for Strings, Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, and Edvard Grieg’s From Holberg’s Time Suite

Tickets on sale May 6, 2021 for seven additional concert sets led by Jeremy Denk, James Gaffigan, Ken-David Masur, Joseph Young, Joshua Weilerstein, and Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Apr 13, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CURATES SOUNDBOX: PATTERNS, AVAILABLE APRIL 15 ON SFSYMPHONY+

Program features Steve Reich’s Clapping Music, Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, Terry Riley’s In C, and the world premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Saltat sobrius: Fantasy upon Sederunt príncipes, with performances by Salonen, pianist Elizabeth Dorman, SF Symphony musicians, and LINES Ballet dancers Adji Cissoko and Shuaib Elhassan

 SFSymphony+ can now be downloaded as an app via the Apple App Store and Google Play, and is available via TV services including Chromecast and smart TVs

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