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      San Francisco Symphony

      Since its first concerts in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been an innovator. Staying on the cutting edge under music director Michael Tilson Thomas, the SFS gives the full spectrum of traditional repertoire while celebrating today’s composers, and not-so-well-known composers as well. With radio host Rik Malone, MTT and the orchestra reach well beyond the Bay Area. Through artistic vitality, award-winning recordings, and ground-breaking multimedia projects, the SFS holds a leadership role among American orchestras.

      Music director Michael Tilson Thomas assumed his post in 1995. Since that time he and the orchestra have been acclaimed for their musicianship, for their innovative programming, for spotlighting works by American composers, and for bringing new audiences into Davies Symphony Hall.

      Program Schedule

      January 28, 2015

      Mozart and Bruckner

      Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
      Nadine Sierra, soprano

      Mozart: Ruhe sanft mein ganzes Leben from Zaïde, K.344
      Mozart: Trostlos schluchzet Philomel from Zaïde, K.344
      Mozart: Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen from Zaïde, K.344
      Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor
      Encore:
      Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Rhenish

      February 4, 2015

      Yuja Wang Plays Beethoven

      Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
      Yuja Wang, piano

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
      Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
      Encore:
      Sibelius:  Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82

      February 11, 2015

      Blomstedt Conducts Nielsen

      Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
      Augustin Hadelich, violin
       
      Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
      Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
      Encore:
      Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16

      February 18, 2015

      Goerne and Wagner

      Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
      Matthias Goerne, baritone
       
      Wagner: Die Frist ist um from The Flying Dutchman
      Wagner: Wotan’s Farewell from Die Walküre
      Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, From the New World
      Encore:
      Debussy: Nocturnes

      February 25, 2015

      Guest conductor David Robertson

      David Robertson, conductor
      Marc-André Hamelin, piano
       
      Carter: Variations for Orchestra
      Ravel: Piano Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand
      Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
      Ravel: La Valse
      Encore:
      Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2, Le Double

      March 4, 2015

      Honegger, Britten, Sibelius

      Kirill Karabits, conductor
      Alexander Barantschik, violin
      Jonathan Vinocour, viola

      Honegger: Pacific 231
      Britten: Double Concerto in B Minor for Violin and Viola
      Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
      Encore:
      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, Little Russian

      March 11, 2015

      Schubert and Schumann

      Roberto Abbado, conductor
      Jonathan Biss, piano

      Schumann: Genoveva Overture, Op. 81
      Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
      Ivan Fedele: Scena
      Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D.200
      Encore:
      Liszt: Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo

      March 18, 2015

      From Russia to France

      Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
      Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
      Scriabin: Reverie, Op. 24
      Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
      Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
      Debussy: Jeux
      Debussy: La Mer
      Encore:
      Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44

      March 25, 2015

      Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff

      Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
      Yuja Wang, piano

      Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
      Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
      Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
      Encore:
      Sibelius: Symphony No. 4, Op. 63