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 {…}

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 {…}