San Francisco Symphony

Friday, November 15, 2013, at 7:30pm | Foellinger Great Hall

Great Hall Series | Before the performance, enjoy a special buffet dinner service at Intermezzo beginning at 5:30pm.

Fresh from the centennial season, the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas surge into the orchestra’s second century in a musical collaboration hailed as one of the most inspiring and successful in the country. Among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the world, the ensemble includes outstanding musicians, launches innovative programming, highlights the works of American composers, and brings new audiences to classical music. The orchestra has been recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in music education and the use of multimedia, television, the Web, and other technology—including the immersive online resources available on its site Keeping Score—to make classical music available worldwide and accessible to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. The symphony’s use of new technology to reach audiences dates back to 1926, when it became the first orchestra in the United States to play on regular radio broadcasts.

The San Francisco Symphony’s Krannert Center program is emblematic of this philosophy, blending core classical repertoire with works by historic and contemporary American composers. The New York Times says that featured soloist Jeremy Denk “is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination—both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.”

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a
Mackey: Eating Greens
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Copland: Symphonic Ode

This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Grant Support
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Endowed Underwriters
Rosann & Richard Noel
Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman & Vernon K. Zimmerman

Corporate Platinum Sponsor
Fox/Atkins Development, LLC, and I Hotel and Conference Center

Patron Co-sponsors
Carolyn G. Burrell
Claudia Reich & Gary Olsen

Corporate Silver Sponsors
Edible Arrangements
Sterling Wealth Management, Inc.