San Francisco Symphony United States Tour 2019

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) embark on their fourteenth and final National Tour together before MTT steps down as Music Director at the end of the 2019–20 season, presenting concerts in eight cities across the United States, March 19–29.

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins the SFS for performances of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington (March 19); Hertzberg Hall in Kansas City, Missouri (March 21); and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (March 23); and performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts (March 24) and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Illinois (March 26). Concerts at the Krannert Center in Champaign, Illinois (March 27), Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska (March 28), and Iowa State Center in Ames, Iowa (March 29) feature violinist Alexander Kerr performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

Tour repertoire also includes Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, and Michael Tilson Thomas’s Agnegram, written in 1998 to celebrate the 90th birthday of the San Francisco Symphony’s extraordinary patron and friend Agnes Albert.

Tour Locations and Dates 

March 19
Seattle, Washington

March 21
Kansas City, Missouri

March 23
Washington, D.C.

March 24
Boston, Massachucetts

March 26
Chicago, Illinois

March 27
Champaign, Illinois

March 28
Lincoln, Nebraska

March 29
Ames, Iowa

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