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  1. Jane Fonda holds a mic for Lily Tomlin at benefit for onefairwage.orgRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 | SFGate

    ... kudos for Nora's dress, as quietly radiant as pianist Yuja Wang 's unquietly radiant gowns at the San Francisco Symphony last weekend). And this, too: You buy a glass of wine at Berkeley Rep, and it comes in a cup with a lid, and you are allowed to ...

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  2. Donato Cabrera, Audrey Bergauer propel California Symphony forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | Inside Bay Area

    ... director Donato Cabrera, who joined the organization in 2013 after posts as resident director of the San Francisco Symphony and music director of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra. The other is executive director Aubrey Bergauer, who came on board ...

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  3. 10 Best Ideas of the Week: OPI's Butterfly Murals, Halo Top Photo...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | BiZBash Event Style News

    This week's roundup includes butterfly murals at OPI's pop-up shop in New York; Halo Top photo booths mimicking ice cream cartons in Los Angeles; American Express' augmented-reality tennis experience at the U.S. Open in New York; and a doughnut wall in the shape of the San Francisco Symphony logo at an opening-night after-party.

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  4. WQXR And Carnegie Hall Present Carnegie Hall LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | BroadwayWorld.com

    For the eighth season in a row, WQXR and Carnegie Hall proudly unite to present " Carnegie Hall Live," a series of live broadcasts from the 2018-19 season. The " Carnegie Hall Live" series launches with the Opening Night Gala concert on Wednesday, October 3 at 7PM featuring the San Francisco Symphony, led by music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas , performing arrangements of Gershwin's Cuban Overture and An American in Paris, as well as Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No.1. The evening will also feature vocal selections by Gershwin, Rodgers, Villa-Lobos, Stephen Sondheim , and others performed by famed soprano RenA e Fleming and six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald .

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  5. Luisi Withdraws, Young to ConductRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Iron Tongue of Midnight

    First cast change announcement of the San Francisco Symphony season: Fabio Luisi's planned April, 2019, program is postponed to a future season. Simone Young steps in with a completely different program.

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  6. Blueprint Studios' Tapestry of Impressionism Graces S.F. SymphonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | BiZBash Event Style News

    The 2018 San Francisco Symphony celebrated its 107th season opening-night gala on September 5 with a harmonic medley of iconic imagery woven into a contemporary tapestry of impressionism. More than 3,000 guests, including the city's most prolific philanthropists, luminaries, and patrons of the arts, enjoyed a magical evening enveloped in both visionary artistry and sound.

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  7. The San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala Best-Dressed ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | Forbes.com

    This timeless insight from virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman served as a fitting exercise for all opening night guestsofthe San Francisco Symphony last Wednesday, September 5th, whichfeatured the legendary musician Perlman in its Season Gala conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Four formal invitation-only dinners and an exquisite wine reception open to all ticket holders set the mood for an enjoyable evening of favorite classics and surprising re-discoveries.

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  8. Pianist Yuja Wang, S.F. Symphony fight climate change in concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | Pacifica Tribune

    Now that opening week is over and the galas are behind us, the San Francisco Symphony is starting its subscription season at Davies Symphony Hall with a compelling program combining the star power of pianist Yuja Wang with what may be the world's most pressing issue: climate change. With her unique blend of technical brilliance and theatrical panache, Wang always rises to the level of special events with her symphony appearances.

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  9. Women conductors and composers are rarities from S.F. Bay Area classical music season.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Inside Bay Area

    ... on the schedule - there are. This season will see performances by pianist Yuja Wang (Sept. 13-16, San Francisco Symphony), Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio (Oct. 3-30, San Francisco Opera) and the early music ensemble TENET, led by artistic ...

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  10. Opera: The challenge of bringing 'Carmen' from Yerevan to DubaiRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | Groong

    ... uncle, the great Armenian composer Konstantin Orbelyan. A piano prodigy, he began performing for the San Francisco Symphony at age 11, but he was always aware of his cultural background. In addition to his trailblazing work in Armenia, the head of ...

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  11. Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Launch Carnegie...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Carnegie Hall launches its 2018-2019 season on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. with a festive Opening Night Gala concert by the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas , with a program to include Gershwin's Cuban Overture and An American in Paris as well as Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 1. Mr. Tilson Thomas and the orchestra will be joined on this celebratory occasion by renowned vocalists Renee Fleming and Audra McDonald offering vocal selections by Gershwin, Rodgers, Villa-Lobos, Stephen Sondheim , and others.

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  12. Symphony swings and sings with BernsteinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2017 | SFGate

    Isabel Leonard sings Leonard Bernstein's "Arias and Barcarolles" with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Isabel Leonard sings Leonard Bernstein's "Arias and Barcarolles" with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

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  13. SF Symphony Opening Gala fashion through the yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | SFGate

    After years in the Opera House, the San Francisco Symphony premieres in Davies Hall. Chronicle file photo, 1980, by Frederic Larson After years in the Opera House, the San Francisco Symphony premieres in Davies Hall.

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  14. San Francisco Symphony opener means that summer is overRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | SFGate

    ... 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); At the reception in Davies Hall before a San Francisco Symphony opening gala, a favorite viewing place is the top of the steps from the main entrance into the lobby. It's there that arriving ...

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  15. Sparkling SF Symphony gala opens the 2018-19 season with a splashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | San Jose Mercury News

    San Francisco Symphony event co-chairs James Hormel, left, and Michael Nguyen, right, talk with Sakurako Fisher, the symphony's Board of Governors President, during the San Francisco Symphony season-opening gala in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2018. Members of the San Francisco Symphony Gala Committee are photographed during the San Francisco Symphony season-opening gala in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2018.

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  16. The Soiled Dove Promises a Raunchy Good Time Under a Giant TentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | East Bay Express

    ... Vau de Vire Society in 1997, and have since collaborated with everyone from Cirque du Soleil and the San Francisco Symphony to Bassnectar and Calvin Harris, as well as produced the annual Edwardian Ball in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. After ...

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  17. And SFS Has a Two New MembersRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 30 | Iron Tongue of Midnight

    Also in that email from SFS, important news: This year, we welcome two new members of the orchestra: Wyatt Underhill joins the San Francisco Symphony as Assistant Concertmaster and Aaron Schuman joins as Associate Principal Trumpet. Underhill comes to the SFS from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where he has been Assistant Concertmaster since 2016.

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  18. Carnegie Hall Announces 2018?2019 Classical HighlightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Carnegie Hall 's 2018-2019 season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts! Highlights below include Carnegie Hall 's Opening Night Gala with the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas as he embarks on his season-long Perspectives series; the launch of pianist Yuja Wang 's Perspectives series; concerts curated and performed by Chris Thile, holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair; the debut of Decoda, featuring alumni of Ensemble Connect; concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the New York String Orchestra and the 90th birthday of pianist Leon Fleisher; and, coming in spring 2019: a citywide festival-Migrations: The Making of America.

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  19. At Tanglewood, the best of all possible 'Candides'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 25 | Berkshire Eagle

    ... - Leonard Bernstein scholar-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic and program annotator for San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic - describes "Candide" as "the work that gave Bernstein more headaches than any other." Originally a ...

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  20. Festival finale concert set this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Christian Reif, resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and music director of that Symphony's youth orchestra, conducts a Lakes Area Music Festival concert last year. Submitted Photo Julia Bullock will be the soprano soloist in the symphony's final movement in the Lakes Area Music Festival concerts this coming weekend.

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