SF SYMPHONY January – March 2013

Tickets to the 2012-2013 are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Renée Fleming soprano
San Francisco Symphony
Debussy Jeux
Debussy (arr. Robin Holloway) C’est l’extase (Settings of Paul Verlaine) (SFS Commission, world premiere)
Debussy La plus que lente
Canteloube Selections from Chants d’Auvergne
Debussy La Mer
Tickets: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University Campus
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
San Francisco Symphony
John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Harrison “The Family of the Court” from Pacifika Rondo
Debussy La Mer
The Opening Night of Bing Concert Hall is a celebratory event featuring the San Francisco Symphony conducted by music director Michael Tilson Thomas; Stanford’s ensemble in residence, the St. Lawrence String Quartet; a choral dedication with the Stanford Chamber Chorale and students from the Stanford Philharmonia; and a processional by Stanford Taiko, the student performing ensemble devoted to the art of Japanese drumming.
Tickets are available at this time as a benefit of a Bing Inaugural Membership and a limited number of tickets for the concert only may be available to non-members for purchase at a later date—details to be announced on the Stanford Live website.

RENÉE FLEMING AND SUSAN GRAHAM
Davies Symphony Hall
Renée Fleming soprano
Susan Graham mezzo-soprano
Bradley Moore piano
Music by Fauré, Chausson, Debussy and others
Tickets: $15-$118.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Joélle Harvey soprano
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony
Grieg Incidental Music for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Opus 23 (semi-staged)
Schnittke, Robin Holloway & others Music from Peer Gynt
Tickets: $34-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Alexander Barantschik leader and violin
Catherine Payne piccolo
Jonathan D. Fischer oboe
San Francisco Symphony
Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Mozart Divertimento in D major for Strings, K.136(125a)
Bach Concerto in D minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060
Mozart Serenade No. 6 in D major, K.239, Serenata notturna
Tickets: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

MUSIC FOR FAMILIES with the San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony
Tchaikovsky Russian Dance from Nutcracker
Schubert First movement from Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759,Unfinished
Stravinsky Circus Polka
Rimsky-Korsakov The Young Prince and the Young Princess fromScheherazade
Dvořák Slavonic Dance, Opus 44 No. 7
Mahler Third movement from Symphony No. 1 (excerpt)
Tchaikovsky March-Scherzo from Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74,Pathétique
Rossini Allegro vivace from Overture to William Tell
The Wonderful World of the Symphony: How It All Works! The symphony orchestra can sound like the tiniest whisper or the mightiest roar—they can do it all! Learn about the wonderful world of the symphony and how it all works.  Features music from Schubert’s beloved Symphony No. 8 and the spectacular March from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.
Tickets: $15-$60.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

CHELSEA CHEN
Davies Symphony Hall
Chelsea Chen organ
Bach (arr. Dupré) Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, “Wir danken dir, Gott”
Debussy (arr. Chen) Children’s Corner
Chelsea Chen Taiwanese Suite
Ad Wammes  Miroir
Eben Moto Ostinato from Sunday Music
Dupré Prelude and Fugue in B major, Opus 7, no.1
Rod Gorby Jazz Prelude on “I Got Rhythm” (Gershwin)
Vierne Naïades from Pièces de Fantasie
Duruflé Toccata from Suite, Opus 5
Tickets: $20-$30.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Charles Dutoit conductor
James Ehnes violin
San Francisco Symphony
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Lalo  Symphonie espagnole, Opus 21
Elgar Enigma Variations, Opus 36
Tickets: $15-$146.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT and CELEBRATION
Davies Symphony Hall
Mei-Ann Chen conductor
San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony rings in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Snake at its 13th Annual Chinese New Year Concert and Celebration in Davies Symphony Hall. The celebrations begin with a Festival Reception for all ticketholders at 3:00pm. The pre-concert festivities in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies provide family-friendly entertainment and activities, including children’s arts and crafts, lion dancing and Chinese calligraphy, as well as complimentary food, desserts and tea bars. The 4:00pm concert celebrates San Francisco’s unique cultural fabric with a blend of traditional Chinese music and instruments, along with classical works by Chinese and Chinese-American composers.
Tickets: $25-$72. Tickets are available through sfsymphony.org, by phone at (415) 864-6000, or at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. Tickets for the post-concert Imperial Dinner at San Francisco’s City Hall are available by calling the SFS Volunteer Council at (415) 503-5500.

CHAMBER MUSIC with SF Symphony Musicians
Davies Symphony Hall
Bruce Broughton Hornworks—Theme and Variations for 2 Descant Horns, 3 Horns in F, and Tuba
Robert Ward, Nicole Cash, Jonathan Ring, Bruce Roberts, Jessica Valerihorns; Peter Wahrhaftig, tuba
Ravel String Quartet in F major
            Polina Sedukh, David Chernyavsky, violin; Wayne Roden, viola;David Goldblatt, cello
Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Opus 60
            Sarn Oliver, violin; Matthew Young, viola; Sébastien Gingras,cello; Akimi Fukuhara, piano
Tickets: $36.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Charles Dutoit conductor
Erin Wall soprano
Paul Groves tenor
Pacific Boy Choir Kevin Fox, director
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony
Poulenc Stabat Mater
Berlioz Te Deum, Opus 22
Tickets: $34-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

GIL SHAHAM IN RECITAL
Davies Symphony Hall
Gil Shaham violin
Akira Eguchi piano
Bach Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006
Avner Dorman Niggunim (Violin Sonata No. 3)
William Bolcom New Work
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Opus 47, Kreutzer
Tickets: $15-$93.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
Davies Symphony Hall
Patrick Summers conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
Russian National Orchestra
Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23
Dvořák Symphony No. 6 in D major, Opus 60
Tickets: $15-$93.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
Davies Symphony Hall
Patrick Summers conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
Russian National Orchestra
Verdi Overture to I vespri siciliani
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36
Tickets: $15-$93.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Stephen Hough piano
San Francisco Symphony
Magnus Lindberg EXPO (West Coast Premiere)
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Opus 100
Tickets: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL
Davies Symphony Hall
Itzhak Perlman violin
Rohan De Silva piano
Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms
Tickets: $15-$138.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
William Bennett oboe
San Francisco Symphony
Debussy (orch. Büsser) Petite Suite
R. Strauss Oboe Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 11
Tickets: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

MUSIC FOR FAMILIES with the San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony
Rossini Overture to Barber of Seville (excerpt)
Beethoven First Movement from Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
Ibert Third Movement from Concerto for Flute (excerpt)
            Annie Wu, flute (SFS Youth Orchestra member)
Sousa The Thunderer March
Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus (excerpt)
Beethoven Finale from Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92
Stookey The Composer is Dead
              Nathaniel Stookey, narrator
Composer, Conductor, Musician and You! This exciting concert examines each of these four elements and the ways they depend upon each other for success. Meet composer Nathaniel Stookey and hear one of his most famous pieces—The Composer is Dead—a musical setting of a fun mystery story written by acclaimed author Lemony Snicket.
Tickets: $15-$60.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

CHAMBER MUSIC with SF Symphony Musicians
Florence Gould Theatre at the Legion of Honor
Alexander Barantschik violin
Florin Parvulescu violin
Jonathan Vinocour viola
Yun Jie Liu viola
Michael Grebanier cello
Schubert Quartetsatz in C minor, D. 703
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Opus 73
Mozart String Quintet in E-flat major, K. 614
Tickets: $50 Legion of Honor members; $54 non-members.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Nadine Sierra soprano
San Francisco Symphony
Mozart Selections from Zaïde, K.344:
Ruhe sanft mein ganzes Leben
Trostlos schluchzet Philomel
Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E minor
Tickets: Open Rehearsal: $22 general, $40 reserved. Concerts: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yuja Wang piano
San Francisco Symphony
Berio Eindrücke
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68
Tickets: $15-$160.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

CAMERON CARPENTER
Davies Symphony Hall
Cameron Carpenter organ
Tickets: $20-$30.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Davies Symphony Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
San Francisco Symphony
Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D major
Tickets: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Davies Symphony Hall
Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Respighi Fountains of Rome
R. Strauss Serenade for Winds, Op. 7
Schumann Symphony No. 2
Tickets: $45 reserved seating, $12 general admission. Available atsfsymphony.org, 415-864-6000, or the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

GIPSY KINGS
Davies Symphony Hall
The Gipsy Kings bring rumba catalana to Davies Symphony Hall.
(Note: The SF Symphony is not performing on this concert).
Tickets: $15-$85. Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, 415-864-6000, or the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

BOBBY MCFERRIN
Davies Symphony Hall
Bobby McFerrin vocalist
and his band
Vocal innovator McFerrin performs his “Spirit You All” program, an homage to his father (the opera singer Robert McFerrin, Sr.) and the generations of Americans who sang of our shared joy and pain through the songs commonly known as spirituals.
(Note: The SF Symphony is not performing on this concert).
Tickets: $15-$85. Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, 415-864-6000, or the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

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