San Francisco Symphony 2019-20 Review: Esa Pekka-Salonen & Julia Bullock in Concert

(Credit: Brandon Patoc) Esa Pekka-Salonen, Music Director Designate of the San Francisco Symphony, conducted a largely French program this past week with soprano Julia Bullock. At the core of the program were two vocal cycles including Britten’s Illuminations and Ravel’s setting of poems by Mallarmé. Bookending these pieces was Henry Purcell’s Funeral March reframed by Steven Stuckey, and the Ballet {…}