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Oct 20

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Boléro
Ravel, Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso
Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 3, Sz 119
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Ravel, Boléro
Javier Perianes, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Oct 20, 23, 26, 30

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
San Francisco Opera
Leo Hussain, Conductor
Shawna Lucey, Director
Robert Innes Hopkins, Set Designer
Carmen Giannattasio, Floria Tosca
Brian Jagde, Mario Cavaradossi
Scott Hendricks, Baron Scarpia
Joel Sorensen, Spoletta
Andrew Manea, Sciarrone
Dale Travis, Sacristan
Christian Pursell, A jailer
San Francisco Opera Chorus
Ian Robertson, Choirmaster / chorus director
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Sun 21 Oct at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

The Mariinsky Orchestra plays Stravinsky
Stravinsky, Feu d'artifice (Fireworks), Op.4
Stravinsky, Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Stravinsky, Symphony in C
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Mon 22 Oct at 20:00

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Mariinsky plays Mahler and Rachmaninov
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Wed 24 Oct at 20:00

San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Concert Hall, San Francisco

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Helen Jane Long British pianist live in concert
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Long, Porcelain
Long, Embers
Long, Intervention
Long, Identity
Long, Perspective
Helen Jane Long, Piano
Oct 24, 28 mat, Nov 03

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Arabella
Strauss R., Arabella
San Francisco Opera
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Tim Albery, Director
Ellie Dehn, Arabella
Heidi Stober, Zdenka
Brian Mulligan, Mandryka
Jill Grove, A fortune-teller
Hye Jung Lee, The Fiakermilli
Michaela Martens, Adelaide
Scott Quinn, Count Elemer
Daniel Johansson, Matteo
Christian Pursell, Count Lamoral
Richard Paul Fink, Count Waldner
San Francisco Opera Chorus
Ian Robertson, Choirmaster / chorus director
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Oct 25, 26, 27

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

SF Symphony plays Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier
Clyne, Masquerade
Lalo, Symphonie espagnole, Op.21
Puts, Silent Night: Suite (World première)
Strauss R., Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Suite
Ray Chen, Violin
San Francisco Symphony
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Sun 4 Nov at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Hilary Hahn in recital
Hilary Hahn, Violin
Mon 5 Nov at 20:00

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Taiwan Philharmonic
Chin, 3 Aboriginal Songs for Orchestra: Dancing song
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op.14
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Yu-chien Tseng, Violin
Taiwan Philharmonic
Shao-Chia Lü, Conductor
Nov 08, 09, 10

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Borodin, Symphony no. 2 in B minor
Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19: suite
Karen Gomyo, Violin
San Francisco Symphony
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Fri 9 Nov at 20:00

Herbst Theater, San Francisco

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: Vivaldi the Teacher
Corelli, Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6 no.7
Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 violins in C major, RV 506
Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor, RV 531
Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 oboes in D minor, RV 535
Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 violins and 2 cellos in G major, RV 575
Vivaldi, Concerto for oboe and violin in B flat major, RV548
Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in B flat major, Op.12 no. 5, RV 379
Geminiani, Concerto Grosso in D minor "La follia", Op.5 no.12
Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Violin
Alana Youssefian, Violin
Phoebe Carrai, Cello
Keiran Campbell, Cello
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Oboe
David Dickey, Oboe
Sun 11 Nov at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Czech Philharmonic plays Dvořák
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Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Nov 15 mat, 16, 17, 18 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

MTT's From the Diary of Anne Frank
Tilson Thomas, From the Diary of Anne Frank
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Nov 17, 20, 24 mat, 25 mat, 29, Dec 01, 04, 07, 09 mat

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

It's a Wonderful Life
Heggie, It's a Wonderful Life
San Francisco Opera
Patrick Summers, Conductor
Leonard Foglia, Director
Robert Brill, Set Designer
David C. Woolard, Costume Designer
William Burden, George Bailey
Golda Schultz, Clara
Kearstin Piper Brown, Clara
Rodney Gilfry, Henry F Potter
Andriana Chuchman, Mary Hatch Bailey
Joshua Hopkins, Harry Bailey
Keith Jameson, Uncle Billy
Sarah Cambidge, Soprano Winged Angel
Ashley Dixon, Alto Winged Angel
Amitai Pati, Tenor Winged Angel
Christian Pursell, Bass Winged Angel
San Francisco Opera Chorus
Ian Robertson, Choirmaster / chorus director
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Nov 23, 24, 25 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

MTT conducts Beethoven's NInth
Berg, Seven Early Songs (Sieben frühe Lieder)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Davóne Tines, Bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Nov 30, Dec 01, eve

ODC Theater, San Francisco

Ifigenia in Aulide – A Modern World Premiere
Porta, Ifigenia in Aulide
Ars Minerva
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Sun 2 Dec at 20:00

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in recital
Debussy, Cello sonata in D minor
Brahms, Cello Sonata no. 1 in E minor for Cello and Piano, Op.38
Rachmaninov, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Dec 12, 13 mat, eve, 14 mat, eve, 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, eve, 18 mat, eve, 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, eve, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, eve, 26 mat, eve, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29 mat, eve

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Helgi Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet
Dec 14, 15

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Ying Fang, Soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony
Jane Glover, Conductor
2019 Jan 11, 12, 13 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Jaap van Zweden conducts Mozart and Bruckner
Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C major, K314
Bruckner, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
Eugene Izotov, Oboe
San Francisco Symphony
Jaap van Zweden, Conductor
2019 Jan 18, 19, 20 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Gabriela Montero plays Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite (Four legends) for orchestra, Op.22
Gabriela Montero, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Tue 22 Jan 2019 at 20:00

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Andsnes plays Schumann in recital
Schumann, 3 Romances, Op.28
Janáček, On an Overgrown Path (Book 1)
Bartók, Three Burlesques, Op.8c, Sz 47
Schumann, Carnaval, Op.9
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
2019 Jan 24, 25, 26

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

The SF Symphony plays Prokofiev's Fifth
Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Norman, Cello Concerto
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Johannes Moser, Cello
San Francisco Symphony
Christian Reif, Conductor
2019 Jan 25, 26 mat, eve, 27 mat, 29, 30, 31, Feb 01, 02 mat

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Don Quixote
Don Quixote (Marius Petipa, Helgi Tomasson, Alexander Gorsky)
San Francisco Ballet
Sun 27 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Leonidas Kavakos in recital
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
2019 Jan 31, Feb 01, 02

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Blomstedt conducts Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
San Francisco Symphony
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
2019 Feb 07, 08, 09

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Gil Shaham and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony
Mackey, Other (New work)
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.19
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Gil Shaham, Violin
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
2019 Feb 12, 13, 15, 17 mat, 21, 23 mat, eve

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Kaleidoscope
Divertimento no. 15 (George Balanchine)
Appassionata (Benjamin Millepied)
Anima Animus (David Dawson)
San Francisco Ballet
2019 Feb 14, 16 mat, eve, 19, 20, 22, 24 mat

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

In Space and Time
The Fifth Season (Helgi Tomasson)
Snowblind (Cathy Marston)
Etudes (Harald Lander)
San Francisco Ballet
2019 Feb 14 mat, 15, 17 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

András Schiff plays and conducts JS Bach
Bach, Keyboard Concerto no. 4 in A major, BWV1055
Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV1068
Bach, Keyboard Concerto no. 7 in G minor, BWV1058
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise), Op.52
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony
Sir András Schiff, Piano, Conductor
2019 Feb 22, 23, 24 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

SF Symphony performs Schumann
Schumann, Genoveva, Op.81: overture
Schumann, Symphony no. 2 in C major, Op.61
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Lars Vogt, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Sun 3 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Russian National Orchestra showcases Rachmaninov
Rachmaninov, Vocalise, Op.34 no.14
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op.45
George Li, Piano
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, Conductor
2019 Mar 07, 08, 09

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

The SF Symphony plays Schumann, Liszt and Brahms
Schumann, Manfred Overture, Op.115
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Fri 8 Mar 2019 at 20:00 and 20:00

Herbst Theater, San Francisco

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: Anne Sofie von Otter
Handel, Partenope, HVW 27: Overture
Handel, Semele, HWV 58: Excerpts
Handel, Solomon, HWV 67: excerpts
Pärt, Summa
Pärt, Vater Unser
Pärt, Es Sang vor Langen Jahren
Shaw, Red, Red Rose
Shaw, The Rose i
Purcell, The Fairy Queen, Z 629: suite
Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Moody, Countertenor
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
2019 Mar 09, 10 mat, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 mat

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty (Helgi Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Sun 10 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Anne-Sophie Mutter in recital
Currier, Aftersong
Ravel, Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major
Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor
Mozart, Violin Sonata in B flat major, "Strinasacchi", K454
Poulenc, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.119
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Lambert Orkis, Piano
2019 Mar 14, 15, 16, 17 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Christian Tetzlaff plays Mozart
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
2019 Mar 27, 28, 30 mat, eve, Apr 02, 05, 07 mat

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Lyric Voices
Your Flesh shall be a Great Poem (Trey McIntyre)
Bound To (Christopher Wheeldon)
New Work
San Francisco Ballet
2019 Mar 29, 31 mat, Apr 03, 04, 06 mat, eve, 09

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Space Between
World Premiere
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Justin Peck)
New Work (Liam Scarlett)
Björk Ballet (Arthur Pita)
San Francisco Ballet
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Marc-André Hamelin in recital
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Sun 7 Apr 2019 at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in recital
Midori, Violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
2019 Apr 11, 12, 14 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Emanuel Ax plays Brahms
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Zemlinsky, Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid), symphonic fantasia after H. C. Andersen
Emanuel Ax, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
Andrey Boreyko, Conductor
2019 Apr 18, 19, 20

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Simone Young conducts Scheherazade
Glinka, Ruslan and Ludmilla: overture
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Mario Brunello, Cello
San Francisco Symphony
Simone Young, Conductor
2019 Apr 25 mat, 26, 27

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Grimaud plays Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto
Wagner, Parsifal: Good Friday Music
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Mozart, Symphony no. 31 in D major, K297 (K300a) "Paris”
Barber, Symphony no. 1, Op.9
Hélène Grimaud, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
James Gaffigan, Conductor
2019 May 02, 03, 04

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Janowski conducts Wagner's Love Music
Mendelssohn, Ruy Blas overture, Op.95
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Wagner, Tannhäuser: Overture
Wagner, Tannhäuser: Venusberg music
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
James Ehnes, Violin
San Francisco Symphony
Marek Janowski, Conductor
2019 May 09, 10, 11

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

MTT conducts Debussy
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Ligeti, Piano Concerto
Debussy, Nocturnes, L 91
Debussy, La Mer
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
San Francisco Symphony
Women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Sun 12 May 2019 at 19:30

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Bell-Isserlis-Denk Trio
Joshua Bell, Violin
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Jeremy Denk, Piano
2019 May 16, 17, 18

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

MTT conducts Mahler's Seventh Symphony
Mahler, Symphony no. 7
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
2019 May 23 mat, 24, 25

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Urbański conducts Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony
Elgar, Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82
Bacewicz, Overture
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 4 in A major "The Italian", Op.90
Vilde Frang, Violin
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
2019 May 30, 31, Jun 01

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

SF Symphony plays Bach and Shostakovich
Bach, Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 8 in C minor, Op.65
Alexander Barantschik, Violin
San Francisco Symphony
Juraj Valčuha, Conductor