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San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Touching Benjamin Franklin – San Francisco Symphony’s ‘The Messiah’

One fascinating bit of Messiah trivia is that Benjamin Franklin attended a “Messiah’’ performance in Dublin in 1759.
San Francisco Symphony celebrates 100 years

San Francisco Symphony celebrates 100th Anniversary

Season-long Centennial Celebration includes American Mavericks Festival, visits by top American orchestras, Barbary Coast and Beyond concerts, and historical audio, film, television and web projects.
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Nothing Youthful About It: SFSYO rocks Davies Symphony Hall

As performed by the SFSYO, this first movement is pure gold, especially the end that fakes you out – much like a contemporary vocalist – only to deliver the most majestic of crescendos at the end
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Hot Ticket: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

With performances that include everything from the second Viennese School to Peter and the Wolf, the range of programming is astounding.
New Year's Eve Masquerade, San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony reveals 2011 holiday concert lineup

Highlights include: New Best Time of Year classical Christmas concerts performed by the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s swinging holiday hits and standards, three performances of Handel’s Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and the elegant New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball.
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Review: James Conlon conducts the San Francisco Symphony

Olga Guryakova brought a compelling stage presence, intentionally remote and removed, while simultaneously and completely in the moment.
Michael Tilson Thomas

MTT leads the SF Symphony in its first performances of ‘Polaris: Voyage for Orchestra’

Polaris: Voyage for Orchestra is a collaborative work by Thomas Adès and Tal Rosner.
Arrival with San Francisco Symphony

Direct from Sweden: ARRIVAL

There was not a single minute in which someone wasn’t dancing in the aisles or in the boxes – and for large stretches, the entire audience was on their feet.
Wade McCollum as "Narrator," Rachel Spencer Hewitt as "Daphne" the hopeful actress, Kristin Stokes as "Miriam," Daphne's star-gazing sister, and Ian Leonard as "Harold" the hapless sandwich maker prove it sometimes takes a blackout to see the light in the world premiere of 'Fly by Night' opening this weekend at TheatreWorks. Photo credit: Tracy Martin.

San Francisco Bay Area: Weekend Stage

After we polled the office, and collected all the latest information on shows, and announcements, we were a little bit surprised. What summer slow down?!
Pink Martini played Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony

Review: Pink Martini with the SF Symphony

I’d even wager that Pink Martini could have Bill Ayers and John Boehner doing a cheek-to-jowl conga out the door.