SF Symphony to Kick Off Stravinsky Festival w/ Burning Man Group

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This weekend kicks off the first week of the San Francisco Symphony’s two-week Stravinsky Festival. The Symphony will be performing some of the famous composer’s most exciting works along with some fun pre-concert activities.

Just for the second week of the festival, they are partnering with a Burning Man group – Art Haus – who will be curating their pre-concert lobby experience. The group will present music and dance performances in the Davies Hall lobby prior to each concert dressed in the original costumes from their performance of Rite of Spring at last year’s Burning Man.

The event drew a crowd of an estimated 10,000 people, and the photo below capturing the moment earned a spot in the Smithsonian “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” exhibit.

Art Haus at Burning Man

In addition to the Art Haus performances, the September 27-30 concerts will be preceded by screenings of Keeping Score – Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, beginning an hour and a half prior to each performance. While you’re there be sure to visit the lobby exhibit exploring the life and music of Stravinsky.

Art Haus photo courtesy of San Francisco Symphony (c) Tomas Loewy

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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