The San Francisco Symphony is gearing up for their Summer series and this year’s lineup looks to be very promising. For Star Wars fans, from July 18 to August 3, the SFS presents the original Star Wars trilogy, with the Orchestra performing live as the films are projected onto a large screen above the Davies Symphony Hall stage.
The SFS’s Summer with the Symphony series kicks off on July 3 with A Salute to Gershwin, conducted by Edwin Outwater and featuring award-winning pianist Andrew von Oeyen. Next up Capathia Jenkins and Andrew von Oeyen join the SFS for its annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks spectacular at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, also conducted by Edwin Outwater. Then, on July 6–8, conductor Steven Allen Fox leads the SFS in performances of the Disney classic The Little Mermaid, with the Orchestra performing the score live to picture.
Summer with the Symphony continues on July 12 with José Hernández and his ensemble Mariachi Sol de México®. Then on July 13–14 concerts feature Alexander Prior conducting the SFS in masterpieces from the Russian classical repertoire, including Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s monumental Violin Concerto performed by William Hagen.
On July 22, Jayce Ogren conducts the SFS, joined by pianist Adam Golka, in its annual free concert at the 81st Stern Grove Festival. The program includes Sibelius’ majestic “Symphony No. 2,” described by the composer as “a confession of the soul.”
Check out the symphony’s website for more information on all these shows and to purchase tickets.
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