Tamara Mumford, Nicholas Phan, Michelle DeYoung, Gerald Finley, Mary Elizabeth Williams Headline San Francisco Symphony’s 2023-24 Season

The San Francisco Symphony has announced its 2023-24 season. For this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. It all kicks off with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Soloists include Dashon Burton, Ben Bliss, and Tamara Mumford. The program also features Olly Wilson’s “Shango Memory.” Performance Dates: Oct. 19 – 22, {…}

Sean Panikkar, J’Nai Bridges, Sir Willard White Headline San Francisco Symphony’s ‘Oedipus Rex’

The San Francisco Symphony is set to present Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” and “Symphony of Psalms” on June 10-12, 2022. The showcase will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and staged by Peter Sellars, in the first of a four-year collaboration during which the director will mount four large-scale productions between 2022-25. “This particular combination of two major Stravinsky pieces premiered in {…}

Christian Thielemann Replaces Esa-Pekka Salonen for Teatro alla Scala’s Concerts

(Credit: Matthias Creutziger) The Teatro alla Scala has announced that German conductor Christian Thielemann will replace Esa-Pekka Salonen for the inaugural concerts of the 2021-22 season. The company noted that Salonen is indisposed and was forced to cancel. Thielemann will conduct the Filarmonica della Scala in three consecutive evenings featuring soprano Camilla Nylund. The repertoire for the concerts includes Richard {…}