San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 8 to 10 p.m., March thru May

Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life.

The Symphony has grown in stature and acclaim under such distinguished music directors as Henry Hadley, Alfred Hertz, the legendary Pierre Monteux, Josef Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart and Herbert Blomstedt. Current Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas assumed the post in 1995.  

MARCH 2018 

  CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOISTS: Yuja Wang, piano/ Mark Inouye, trumpet*
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Opus 35
Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite [1919 revision]

9   CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOISTS: Steven Braunstein, contrabassoon*/ Alexander Barantschik, violin**
Tilson Thomas: Urban Legend* (World Premiere)
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40

16  CONDUCTOR:  Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Alexander Barantschik, violin*
Debussy/Orch. Holloway:  En blanc et noir
J. Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives
Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, Opus 35*

23  CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas             
Mahler:  Symphony No. 7 in E minor
ENCORE: Schumann: Symphony No. 3

30   CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Cameron Carpenter, organ*
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
H. Brant:  Ice Field* (San Francisco Symphony commission)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64
ENCORE: Tilson Thomas: Street Song for Symphonic Brass