Widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S., The San Francisco Symphony will play Stephens Auditorium on March 29. The SF Symphony was established by a group of San Francisco citizens, music-lovers, and musicians in the wake of the 1906 earthquake, and almost immediately, it revitalized the city’s cultural life. The San Francisco Symphony has grown in stature and acclaim under a succession of distinguished music directors. Now in their 23rd season, their success continues under the musical direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. A pre-show dinner is available for this performance.
Program will include (subject to change):
- Le Tombeau de Couperin (Maurice Ravel)
- Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64 (Felix Mendelssohn)
- with Alexander Kerr, violin soloist
- Symphony No. 2 in D (Jean Sibelius)
CELEBRITY CAFE SPEAKER: Join us before San Francisco Symphony in the Celebrity Cafe to listen to our guest speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Prater, from 7-7:15pm. Dr. Prater is professor emeritus and former chair of the theory division in Iowa State University’s department of Music and Theater.