San Francisco Symphony’s 2018-19 Season To Feature Strauss & Wagner

By Francisco Salazar

The San Francisco Symphony has announced its 2018-19 season with some of the greatest instrumentalists playing anticipated concerts. There will also be some operatic themed concerts and one vocal event.

Here is a look at those few selections that will enthrall opera lovers.

Nicholas Phan sings in Stravinsky’s “Perséphone” with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the concert. The program will also include Stravinsky’s masterful “The Firebird.”

Performance Dates: Sept. 21-23, 2018

Cristian Măcelaru conducts selections from popular operas. First, he conducts the world premiere of the Suite from “Silent Night” by Kevin Puts and follows it with the famous Suite from Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier.” The concert will also include Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with violinist Ray Chen.

Performance Dates: Oct. 25 -27, 2018

Jane Glover conducts Yin Fang, Elizabeth DeShong, Nicholas Phan, and Joshua Hopkins in Handel’s “Messiah.” They will be joined by San Francisco Symphony Chorus to celebrate the holiday season.

Performance Dates: Dec. 14-15, 2018

While there will be no vocalists, Marek Janowski will conduct Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhäuser” and the rousing Prelude and Liebestod to “Tristan und Isolde.” The concert will also include James Ehnes in Bruch’s first Violin Concert.

Performance Date: May 2-4, 2019