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San Francisco Symphony – OUT OF THIS WORLD

San Francisco Symphony – OUT OF THIS WORLD

Join the SF Symphony on a journey to the far reaches of the universe as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Experience a spectrum of cosmic wonders enhanced with stunning visuals on the big screen, from mesmerizing masterworks by Ravel, R. Strauss, and Debussy, to intergalactic themes from Star Trek, to riveting blockbuster scores by legendary film composer John Williams. It’s an otherworldly musical ride you won’t want to miss.

Conductor/Performers

Sarah Hicks – Conductor

Astronaut Leland Melvin – Co-host

Tiffany Austin – Vocalist

José Francisco Salgado – Video Artist

Program

Courage/Custer

Star Trek Through the Years  

Debussy

Clair de lune

Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 1

Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Michael Giacchino

Star Trek: Into Darkness 

R. Strauss

Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra

J. Strauss, Jr.

By the Beautiful Danube Waltz

John Williams

Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Various

“Lunar Fantasy”

Horner

Music from Apollo 13

John Williams

Main Title from Star Wars

San Francisco Symphony – GEMMA NEW CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

San Francisco Symphony – GEMMA NEW CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New joins forces with the Grammy Award-winning SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in concerts featuring Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. A work of stunningly grand scale, and boasting demanding technique and the glorious choral finale Ode “To Joy,” this awe-inspiring symphony is widely considered the most iconic work in classical music.

Gemma New – Conductor
Kelley O’Connor – Mezzo-soprano
Mary Evelyn Hangley – Soprano
AJ Glueckert – Tenor
Adam Lau – Bass

San Francisco Symphony – GEMMA NEW CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

San Francisco Symphony – GEMMA NEW CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New joins forces with the Grammy Award-winning SF Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in concerts featuring Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. A work of stunningly grand scale, and boasting demanding technique and the glorious choral finale Ode “To Joy,” this awe-inspiring symphony is widely considered the most iconic work in classical music.

Gemma New – Conductor
Kelley O’Connor – Mezzo-soprano
Mary Evelyn Hangley – Soprano
AJ Glueckert – Tenor
Adam Lau – Bass

San Francisco Symphony – FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

San Francisco Symphony – FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a festive outdoor performance perfect for summer! Led by conductor Edwin Outwater at Shoreline Amphitheatre, the SF Symphony fills the night air with the exhilarating music of Star Wars, chart-topping pop performed by renowned Broadway vocalist Capathia Jenkins and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis, selections from famous film scores, a salute to our Armed Forces, and more—culminating in a grand finale of amazing fireworks.

Constantine Maroulis – Vocalist
José Francisco Salgado – Video Artist
Smith, arr. Buck

Festival Overture on the “The Star Spangled Banner”

Various, arr. Lowden

Armed Forces Salute

John Williams

Adventures on Earth from E.T. Orchestral Suite

Mason Bates

The B-Sides, Broom of the System

Howard (arr. Fleischer)

“Fly Me to the Moon”

Bowie (arr. Fleischer)

“Space Oddity”

Elton John (arr. Fleischer)

“Rocket Man”

R. Strauss

Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra  

Debussy (orch. Luck)

Clair de lune

Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Hamilton/Lewis

“How High the Moon”

Carole King

“I Feel the Earth Move”

Adele/Epworth

“Skyfall”

San Francisco Symphony – RAVEL’S LUMINOUS AND SPELLBINDING TALE

San Francisco Symphony – RAVEL’S LUMINOUS AND SPELLBINDING TALE

In the semi-staged event of the season, this enchanting program explores the wonderment of youth. The fantastic world of a young imagination comes to life in a dazzling production of Ravel’s The Child and the Magic Spells. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance by an all-star cast and featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard!

L’Enfant et les sortilèges is a production of Opéra National de Lyon, in partnership with L’Auditori de Barcelona.

Review -> https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/ravels-lenfant-brings-a-spark-of-magic-to-sf-symphonys-season-closer

San Francisco Symphony – RAVEL’S LUMINOUS AND SPELLBINDING TALE

San Francisco Symphony – RAVEL’S LUMINOUS AND SPELLBINDING TALE

In the semi-staged event of the season, this enchanting program explores the wonderment of youth. The fantastic world of a young imagination comes to life in a dazzling production of Ravel’s The Child and the Magic Spells. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance by an all-star cast and featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard!

L’Enfant et les sortilèges is a production of Opéra National de Lyon, in partnership with L’Auditori de Barcelona.

Review -> https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/ravels-lenfant-brings-a-spark-of-magic-to-sf-symphonys-season-closer

San Francisco Symphony – RAVEL’S LUMINOUS AND SPELLBINDING TALE

San Francisco Symphony – RAVEL’S LUMINOUS AND SPELLBINDING TALE

In the semi-staged event of the season, this enchanting program explores the wonderment of youth. The fantastic world of a young imagination comes to life in a dazzling production of Ravel’s The Child and the Magic Spells. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance by an all-star cast and featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard!

L’Enfant et les sortilèges is a production of Opéra National de Lyon, in partnership with L’Auditori de Barcelona.

Review -> https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/ravels-lenfant-brings-a-spark-of-magic-to-sf-symphonys-season-closer

Alabama Symphony Orchestra – Carlos Conducts Ravel’s Bolero

Alabama Symphony Orchestra – Carlos Conducts Ravel’s Bolero

RAVEL: Bolero
DEBUSSY: La Mer
DUTILLEUX: Metaboles
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

 

Experience some treasures of French music, as the orchestra performs two of Ravel’s most loved pieces. Ravel himself described Bolero as his only true masterpiece, while Daphnis et Chloe features a truly brilliant finale.

Gain insight into the works you’re about to hear by joining us at 7pm for Concert Comments in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Free.

Alabama Symphony Orchestra – Carlos Conducts Ravel’s Bolero

Alabama Symphony Orchestra – Carlos Conducts Ravel’s Bolero

RAVEL: Bolero
DEBUSSY: La Mer
DUTILLEUX: Metaboles
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

 

Experience some treasures of French music, as the orchestra performs two of Ravel’s most loved pieces. Ravel himself described Bolero as his only true masterpiece, while Daphnis et Chloe features a truly brilliant finale.

Gain insight into the works you’re about to hear by joining us at 7pm for Concert Comments in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Free.