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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
San Francisco

Bach-inspired Mendelssohn from Sir András Schiff and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 17 February 2019
****1
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Leonidas Kavakos, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFO © Cory Weaver
San Francisco

MTT offers familiar and unfamiliar Stravinsky in San Francisco

By , 29 September 2018
****1
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

A phenomenally multi-layered Mahler 3 in San Francisco

By , 29 June 2018
*****
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Osmo Vänskä © Kaapo Kamu
San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
***11
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Eberle Veronica © Marco Borggreve
San Francisco

Violinist Veronika Eberle Sails the Tricky Waters of Schumann's Violin Concerto at Davies Hall

By , 19 May 2017
***11
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

European assortment from Charles Dutoit and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 May 2017
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Outstanding Mahler by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 April 2017
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills San Francisco with vivacious Barber Concerto

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
San Francisco

A speedy Beethoven Ninth disappoints in San Francisco

By , 01 February 2017
**111
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Tokyo

San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

By , 21 November 2016
**111
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Alisa Weilerstein © Jamie Jung
San Francisco

Impassioned brilliance from Weilerstein and Heras-Casado in San Francisco

By , 19 October 2016
****1
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Yuja Wang © Fadil Berisha
San Francisco

Yuja Wang on fire at the San Francisco Symphony

By , 28 September 2016
****1
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Kelley O'Connor © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Mahler and the SF Symphony Chorus are the shining stars of this “Resurrection”

By , 29 June 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson-Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
San Francisco

Tense and turbulent: MTT conducts CPE Bach, Widmann and Brahms

By , 23 June 2016
****1
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor
San Francisco

A brilliant night of Britten, Mozart and Dvorak with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 June 2016
****1
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Megan Fairchild (Ivy) and dancers © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

A fabulous night On the Town with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 25 May 2016
*****
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
San Francisco

Heras-Casado leads the San Francisco Symphony through living sculptures, dancing gypsies and battlefields

By , 22 April 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

Repetition as evolution: MTT and San Francisco Symphony bring Schubert and Mahler to NYC

By , 14 April 2016
****1
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Melancholy and resignation: a moving Das Lied von der Erde in San Francisco

By , 06 April 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
San Francisco

Captivating Copland and superb Schumann from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 31 March 2016
****1
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Itzhak Perlman © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

An enthralling account of Brahms’ Fourth by Itzhak Perlman and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 January 2016
****1
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Yuja Wang © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

MTT and the San Francisco Symphony's Eroica fails to triumph

By , 31 August 2015
***11
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Jeremy Denk © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Magical Cowell and fussy Mahler from the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 30 August 2015
****1
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Ann Arbor

Michael Tilson-Thomas and the San Fransisco Symphony in fine form in Michigan

By , 14 November 2014
***11
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San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
****1
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London

San Francisco Symphony's Mahler raises the roof at the Southbank Centre

By , 16 March 2014
*****
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San Francisco

Mason Bates trumps Beethoven in San Francisco

By , 15 January 2014
***11
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New York City

Mahler's Ninth from MTT and San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie

By , 14 November 2013
***11
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New York City

Impudent Mozart from Jeremy Denk enlivens SFS at Carnegie Hall

By , 13 November 2013
***11
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San Francisco

Pablo Heras-Casado Kicks of a Mendelssohn/Adès festival in San Francisco

By , 04 October 2013
****1
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Hong Kong

Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell and a well-honed Mahler 5 with the San Francisco Symphony in Hong Kong

By , 09 November 2012
*****
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San Francisco

Cirque Musica with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 06 July 2012
***11
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San Francisco

Itzhak Perlman and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra: a winning combination

By , 14 April 2012
****1
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New York City

San Francisco Symphony: American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 March 2012
****1
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San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony: An innovative programme but with few surprises

By , 08 January 2012
****1
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Paris

Le San Francisco Symphony offre à Paris un Mahler poétique

By , 18 March 2014
****1
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