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The San Francisco Symphony announces its annual holiday concert season | November 30 - December 31, 2017

What’s Happening: Seth MacFarlane headlines San Francisco Symphony holiday concerts

Comedian, actor, and all-round guy-with-the-smile Seth MacFarlane is set to headline the San Francisco Symphony annual holiday concert season. We have those details and more below, including the full schedule. Mark your calendars, once again SF Symphony has pulled out all the stops. Grammy Award-nominated Seth MacFarlane will join the...
Pixar in Concert San Francisco Summer Concert Series 2017

What’s Happening: San Francisco Symphony announces summer line-up

"Summer with the Symphony" runs July 4-29. Highlights include Pixar in Concert, Ben Folds with the SFS, A Night at the Moulin Rouge with Storm Large, and an all-American program with music of Bernstein and Gershwin with Rhiannon Giddens.
The Snowman

What’s Happening: San Francisco Symphony holiday line-up

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And that means the San Francisco Symphony has once again rolled out its holiday concert season. See below for the complete schedule. Highlights include a screening of classic film Singin' in the Rain with live orchestra, a "Marri-achi" Christmas with Mariachi Sol...
An Evening in Paris with Madeleine Peyroux and the San Francisco Symphony

An Evening in Paris with Madeleine Peyroux and the San Francisco Symphony (Review)

Earlier this year a concert by Madeleine Peyroux in the countryside of England was said to fill a church hall with spiritual humanism. Her subsequent album, released in July 2016, is titled “Secular Hymns.” During her recent concert with the SF Symphony, focused on “An Evening in Paris,” she combined...
Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage

San Francisco: Summer with the Symphony line-up revealed

Star Trek, Pink Martini, Ratatouille with live orchestra, music from the Final Fantasy video game series. San Francisco Symphony's Summer Series is stocked to the rafters with goodness.

And the Best is Last: András Schiff at Davies Symphony Hall

Schiff’s intense concentration in the slow beginning – not ponderous, but deliberate, taking time to deliver the maximal impact of every note – provided the perfect contrast for the technically complex, bombast section that followed.

He’s Baaaaccck: András Schiff (Review)

This could be real stagy stuff, but Schiff is too much the magician for that. Rather that forcing a dramatic overlay, he just stays centered in the notes, not anticipating, not giving anything away. The result is a frothy delight.

SF Symphony brings on Beethoven Revolution (Review)

This motiv count changed the listening experience, as it forced you to listen through the often dense texture to pick up on repetitions happening deep in the music.

Hot Time in the Summer: A Jazzy Night at SF Symphony (Review)

Jazz pianist Makoto Ozone joined the Symphony to reclaim Rhapsody in Blue back from United Airlines and a thousand dreary elevators.