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This season of the San Francisco Symphony highlights astounding performances from the Symphony’s long history, with performances from past SFS Music Directors Herbert Blomstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas alongside prestigious soloists and guest conductors. Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Symphony’s newest Music Director, also takes the stage with a beautiful concert of Britten, Ravel, and Purcell (as arranged by Steven Stucky) to close out the series.

Schedule

July 3

CONDUCTOR:

Michael Tilson Thomas

Mahler

Symphony No. 6 in A minor

July 10

CONDUCTOR:

Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST(S):

Daniil Trifonov, piano*

John Adams

I Still Dance

Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Opus 40*

Schumann

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 97, Rhenish

July 17

CONDUCTOR:

Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST(S):

Nicholas Phan, Tenor; Tyler Duncan, Baritone; SFS Chorus*
SFS Chorus**
Oliver Herbert, cello***

Stravinsky

Canticum sacrum*

Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms [1948 revision]**

Haydn

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H.VIIb:2***

Stravinsky

Symphony of Three Movements

July 24

CONDUCTOR:

Cristian Măcelaru

SOLOIST(S):

Jacob Nissly, percussion*

Schoenberg

Losing Earth*

Boulanger

D’un matin de printemps

Mussorgsky (Orch. Ravel)

Pictures at an Exhibition

July 31

CONDUCTOR:

Karina Canellakis

SOLOIST(S):

Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano*

Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Opus 10*

Shostakovich

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Opus 60, Leningrad

August 7

CONDUCTOR:

Simone Young

SOLOIST(S):

Emily Magee, Soprano; Stuart Skelton, Tenor; Ain Anger, Bass (vocal)*

R. Strauss

Metamorphosen

Wagner

Act I from Die Walküre*

August 14

CONDUCTOR:

Manfred Honeck

SOLOIST(S):

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano*

Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K.482

Bruckner (Ed. Nowak)

Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, Romantic [1878-80 revision]

August 21

CONDUCTOR:

Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST(S):

Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano; Ryan McKinny, Bass-baritone*
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano**

Berlioz

Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Opus 23

Michael Tilson Thomas

Meditations on Rilke

Mahler

“Rheinlegendchen” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler

“Das irdische Leben” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler

“Urlicht” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler

“Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Ravel

La Valse

August 28

CONDUCTOR:

Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST(S):

Emanuel Ax, piano*

Julia Wolfe

Fountain of Youth

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 19*

Wagner

Siegfried Idyll

Berg

Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6 [1929 revision]

September 4

CONDUCTOR:

Herbert Blomstedt

Berwald

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Sinfonie sérieuse

Brahms

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90

September 11

CONDUCTOR:

Herbert Blomstedt

Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36

Brahms

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98

September 18

CONDUCTOR:

Fabien Gabel

SOLOIST(S):

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano*
Jonathan Dimmock, Organ**

Dukas

La Péri

Aaron Zigman

Tango Manos Concerto for Piano and Orchestra*

Saint-Saëns

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 78, Organ**

September 25

CONDUCTOR:

Esa-Pekka Salonen

SOLOIST(S):

Julia Bullock, soprano*
Julia Bullock, soprano; Alexander Barantschik, Violin; Dan Carlson, Violin; Jonathan Vinocour, Viola; Peter Wyrick, Cello; Tim Day, Flute; Catherine Payne, Piccolo; Carey Bell, Clarinet; Jerome C. Simas, Bass clarinet; John Wilson, Piano**

Purcell (arr. Steven Stucky)

Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell)

Britten

Les Illuminations, Opus 18*

Ravel

Three Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé**

Ravel

Mother Goose — Music for the Ballet