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Davies Symphony Hall: November 2021

Cory Weaver

A world-renowned and historic venue in San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall is home to San Francisco Symphony, and has hosted some of the most talented and celebrated musicians in the world. This November, hear the live performances of San Francisco Symphony. With its rich sound and melodies, classical music can captivate a listener and take them on a journey through a myriad of emotions.

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Davies Symphony Hall Calendar of Events

November 4, 2021

Gimeno Conducts Mendelssohn & Mozart

Conductors & Performers:
Gustavo Gimeno – Conductor
Javier Perianes – Piano

Subito con Forza [San Francisco Symphony Premiere] – Unsuk Chin
Piano Concerto No. 21 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert Românesc – György Ligeti
Symphony No. 4, Italian – Felix Mendelssohn

The program starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are also available for open rehearsal, November 4 at 10 a.m.

November 6, 2021

Día De Los Muertos

Conductors & Performers:
Enluis Montes Olivar – Conductor
Flor Amargo ‘La Reina del Barrio’ – Vocalist
Alexander Barantschik – Violin 

Conga del Fuego Nuevo – Arturo Márquez
Todo Buenos Aires – Astor Piazzolla
Margariteña – Inocente Carreño
Huapango – José Pablo Moncayo García
Xochipilli – Carlos Chávez

The SF Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas
November 12-14, 2021

MTT: Mozart, Tilson Thomas & Schumann

Conductors & Performers:
Michael Tilson Thomas – Conductor
Demarre McGill – Flute

Three German Dances, K.605 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Notturno – Michael Tilson Thomas
Symphony No. 1 – Robert Schumann

November 18-20, 2021

MTT: Still, Higgins & Copland

Conductors & Performers:
Michael Tilson Thomas – Conductor
Timothy Higgins – Trombone

Patterns [San Francisco Symphony Premiere] – William Grant Still
Trombone Concerto [San Francisco Symphony Commission, World Premiere] – Timothy Higgins
Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland

Attending Open Rehearsal for Mtt: Still, Higgins & Copland is possible on November 18 at 10 a.m.

November 21, 2021

SF Symphony Youth Orchestra

Conductors & Performers:
Daniel Stewart, director and composer

Starburst by Montgomery
Symphony No. 9, From the New World by Antonín Dvořák

November 24-27, 2021

Sound & Fury: Beethoven 9

Conductors & Performers:
Daniel Stewart – Conductor
Michelle Bradley – Soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano – Mezzo-Soprano
Mario Chang – Tenor
Rod Gilfry – Baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Ragnar Bohlin – Director, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Sound & Fury [San Francisco Symphony Premiere, West Coast premiere] – Anna Clyne
Symphony No. 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven

See the list of upcoming concerts.

Source of schedule: Davies Symphony Hall 

The Best of Classical Music in San Francisco for You to Enjoy 

Music is the perfect form of art for people of all ages. It can bring people together in a shared experience. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from the inspiring to the entertaining, and it has been a vital part of culture for centuries. San Francisco is a cultural hub with a thriving classical music scene that retains a sense of tradition and is always pushing boundaries. There are a plethora of concerts happening year-round.

Celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2021, San Francisco Symphony is one of the oldest and most prestigious orchestras in the United States. Davies Symphony Hall will present a variety of performances this season. Experience the magic, excitement, and beauty of live music.

The mission of San Francisco Symphony is to present the finest classical music to the widest possible audience while providing the highest level of artistic achievement at all times. They create a fulfilling musical experience through innovation, accessibility, and education. The symphony’s passionate belief in the power of music to make the world a better place is best communicated by its commitment to play a diverse repertoire of works, from popular classics to contemporary music, from the symphonic to the choral. We invite you to learn more about the symphony and the power of music.

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