Latest San Francisco Symphony Stories

2013-09-26 23:34:47

In response to rising tuition costs, the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, armed with a dynamic faculty of San Francisco Symphony members, has recently chosen 20 applicants among a talent pool from five continents for the inaugural year of a post-graduate program in orchestral studies to begin this autumn. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 In response to rising tuition costs, the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, armed with a dynamic faculty of San Francisco Symphony members, has...

2010-04-27 09:00:00

- Distinguished maestro succeeds the late Erich Kunzel - WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today it was announced that top pops conductor Jack Everly will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth, two of PBS' highest-rated programs which air live in HD from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. The announcement was made by Jerry Colbert, executive producer for Capital Concerts, a non-profit...

2010-02-24 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, who will be awarded the National Medal of Arts tomorrow by President Barack Obama. Speaker Pelosi nominated Thomas for the honor. "Michael Tilson Thomas has brought pride to all San Franciscans as President Obama honors him as a recipient of a National Medal of Arts. Thomas has been a remarkable mentor and supporter...

2009-03-25 09:30:00

Acclaimed ensemble embark on orchestra tour of China this spring NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The world-renowned conductor, Seiji Ozawa, is taking his prestigious Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku on an orchestra tour of China this April. Now in its 10th year, the Ongaku-juku is comprised of Japan and China's most promising student musicians who are given the unique opportunity to perform and learn with world-class professionals. Since its inception, the Ongaku-juku's concerts have been a...

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Cheryl North Why would the management of New York's Carnegie Hall look all the way across the United States to San Francisco to fill the niche for its upcoming opening night gala commemorating the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth? Because the Bay Area's maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are arguably the best qualified in the country to do the job. MTT, as Thomas is popularly known, is likely the artist most deeply influenced by, as well as...

2008-08-05 06:00:29

By Sue Gilmore That final program is most appropriate, as it comes just before the chorus makes its first tour to South America in July. It is also making its New York debut in the Lincoln Center in April; recording a new CD of music by Britten, Tavener and Poulenc at the Skywalker Studios for a 2009 release; and appearing this season with San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony and the Philharmonia Baroque. Subscriptions for the four-concert package, at $61-$163, are available...

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