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Throughline: San Francisco Symphony—From Hall to Home

This year the San Francisco Symphony welcomes new Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and eight Collaborative Partners with a digital concert event that charts a new direction for the Orchestra. 

The vibrant program includes music by Ellen Reid, John Adams, Kev Choice, and Ludwig van Beethoven, and is highlighted by the world premiere of Collaborative Partner Nico Muhly’s Throughline, a San Francisco Symphony commission written specifically for a digital medium and filmed in locations around the world.

Throughline: San Francisco Symphony—From Hall to Home will broadcast locally in the Bay Area on November 14 at 7pm PST on KQED Public Television and simultaneously stream worldwide on this page, where it will remain for on-demand viewing. 

Throughline: San Francisco Symphony—From Hall to Home is dedicated to the memory of longtime SF Symphony friend and supporter Ann Getty. 

The event is chaired by James C. Hormel and Michael P. N. Hormel. 

Elements of the Symphony’s annual, free All San Francisco Concert are now included in this event, which is accessible on a global scale but grounded with a local focus. This year's All San Francisco Committee is chaired by Andrea Ceseña and Selina Weiss.

CONDUCTORS 
AND PERFORMERS

Esa-Pekka Salonen 
MUSIC DIRECTOR

Nicholas Britell
PIANO

Julia Bullock
SOPRANO

Claire Chase
BASS FLUTE

Bryce Dessner
ELECTRIC GUITAR

Pekka Kuusisto
VIOLIN

Nico Muhly
COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, PIANO

Carol Reiley
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CO-COMPOSER

Esperanza Spalding
BASS, VOCALS, COMPOSER

Kev Choice
PIANO, EMCEE, COMPOSER

AÏMA the DRMR
LYRICS, EMCEE

Andrew Levin
ELECTRIC GUITAR

Marcus Phillips
ELECTRIC BASS

Dame Drummer
DRUMS

Lady Fingaz
TURNTABLE

Yeni Lucero
DANCER

MEMBERS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Ellen Reid Fear / Release
Bryce Leafman · Stan Muncy · Jacob Nissly · Arthur Storch 

John Adams  Shaking and Trembling from Shaker Loops 
David Goldblatt · Helen Kim · Suzanne Leon · Yun Jie Liu · Carolyn McIntosh · Polina Sedukh · Daniel G. Smith  

Kev Choice (musical preparation by Jack Perla) Movements 
Carey Bell · Barbara Bogatin · Jessie Fellows · Nick Platoff · Douglas Rioth · William Ritchen · Aaron Schuman · Jerome Simas · Ed Stephan · Jonathan Vinocour

Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro con brio from String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95
David Chernyavsky · David Kim · Anne Pinsker · Chen Zhao

Nico Muhly Throughline
Mark Almond · Jeff Anderson · Luis Baez · Alexander Barantschik · Jeff Biancalana · James Button · Dan Carlson · Gina Cooper · Tim Day · Russ deLuna · John Engelkes · Sébastien Gingras · Timothy Higgins · Mark Inouye · Katie Kadarauch · Christina King · Bryce Leafman · Robin McKee · Stan Muncy · Jacob Nissly · Stephen Paulson · Catherine Payne · Guy Piddington · Scott Pingel · Douglas Rioth · William Ritchen · Jerome Simas · Adam Smyla · Ed Stephan · Margaret Tait · Nadya Tichman · Stephen Tramontozzi · Jessica Valeri · Jonathan Vinocour · Rob Weir · Paul Welcomer · Mark Wright · Peter Wyrick · Amos Yang

Esa-Pekka and Collaborative Partners
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony Collaborative Partners

Program

Ellen Reid
John Adams
Kev Choice feat. AÏMA the DRMR (musical preparation by Jack Perla)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Nico Muhly

The SF Symphony and the All San Francisco Committee are thrilled to announce Hip Hop For Change is the recipient of the 2020 Ellen Magnin Newman award. For more information about the award and Hip Hop For Change, click here.

This event and the Ellen Magnin Newman award are made possible in part through the generosity of Community Impact Sponsor Wells Fargo.