San Francisco Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Weekly concerts recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

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. Michael Tilson Thomas, who has served as music director since 1995, and the Symphony have been praised by the critics for their musicianship, for their innovative programming, for bringing the works of American composers to the fore, and for bringing new audiences into Davies Symphony Hall. Check back for 2017 program listings.

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Pianist András Schiff Leads the San Francisco Symphony

October 19, 2017

Renowned pianist András Schiff conducts a program in which he is also featured as a soloist.

Susanna Phillips Sings Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”

October 12, 2017

Michael Tilson Thomas leads a performance featuring Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with soprano Susanna Phillips, a new commission by Ted Hearne, and favorite works by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.

Daniil Trifonov Plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2

October 5, 2017

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a program that features pianist Daniil Trifonov in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, as well as works by Ravel, Rossini, and more.