SF Symphony at Frost, Presented by Stanford Live
A rendering of a future performance in the renovated Frost Amphitheater (Rendering courtesy of CAW Architects)
The San Francisco Symphony announces a new partnership with Stanford University in creating an annual summer concert series in the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater on the Stanford campus.
Experience a magical evening under the stars or an afternoon on the tree-lined lawn with friends and family this summer as the SF Symphony returns to Frost Amphitheater for a new era of concerts featuring the world’s greatest composers and musicians.
SF Symphony at Frost, Presented by Stanford Live kicks off with three performances this summer. On July 10, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the SF Symphony in the inaugural series performance featuring Tchaikovsky’s exhilarating Fourth Symphony; they will be joined by American violinist Gil Shaham, ranked as one of the greatest violinists of our time. On July 13 and 14, conductor Gemma New will lead the SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in concerts featuring Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale to SF Symphony donors and subscribers on February 19 at 10am, and to the general public on February 26 at 10am.
SF Symphony at Frost Amphitheater June 20, 1941 (Photograph courtesy of Stanford University)
About the SF Symphony and Frost Amphitheater
The San Francisco Symphony’s relationship with the Stanford University community has been a long and fruitful one. In 1913, only two years after its founding, the SF Symphony performed its first concert for Stanford students in Assembly Hall. The SF Symphony made its debut at Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater four years after its opening, as part of the Stanford’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 1941, with Music Director Pierre Monteux conducting. For more than a decade in the 1960s–’70s, the Symphony performed a benefit concert at Frost Amphitheater every summer, conducted by the legendary Arthur Fiedler. Most recently, MTT and the SF Symphony were featured in the celebratory grand opening concert of Bing Concert Hall in January 2013. Read the full press release here.