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  1. Review: Ives' 'Holidays' at the L.A. Phil, but not those holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall back in March. Other than a very occasional "Messiah" or John Adams' "El Nino," the Los Angeles Philharmonic doesn't do holidays.

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  2. Essential Arts: Salonen's West Coast return, banned music and correcting the record on abstractionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Los Angeles Times

    Esa-Pekka Salonen was announced as the new music director of the San Francisco Symphony. Allo , Los Angeles! I'm Los Angeles Times staff writer Carolina A. Miranda , happy that the sun is back and my dog is dry and it's time for the week's essential arts news: Esa-Pekka Salonen , the visionary music director of the L.A. Phil from 1992 to 2009, is taking over the San Francisco Symphony in 2020.

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  3. That Decisive Moment: Must-See 'Messiah': The Week in Classical MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | The New York Times

    The time for year-end lists is upon us! Join us in celebrating our list of the best things we saw and heard in 2018: The classical music world was stunned this week, as Esa-Pekka Salonen, who had long resisted entreaties to take on a new conducting post, was announced as the next music director of the San Francisco Symphony. Apple pitchman, meet Silicon Valley! If you're looking for a pick-me-up this weekend - it'll be the perfect thing as you stir about the house getting the coffee ready - take a listen to the joyful, border-crossing noise that is JoA l Bons's "Nomaden," a concerto for cello and an ensemble of Asian instruments.

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  4. It's Esa-Pekka's City-EventuallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | KQED

    Nor has he ever been to a Giants game. But Salonen, who signed his contract as the new Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony just an hour before we met, appears laying in wait to make San Francisco his city.

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  5. Jonas Wright Appointed Dean of San Francisco Conservatory of MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center, SFCM's faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy Award-winning artists in fields ranging from orchestral and chamber performance to classical guitar. The ...

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  6. Chill Out! California's Economy is Cooling, But It's No BiggieRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | KQED

    ... kept going. She is used to surprising people. Guest: Mary Daly There's a new guy at the top of the San Francisco Symphony. The Northern California institution has hired Esa-Pekka Salonen to succeed Michael Tilson Thomas as music director. Salonen ...

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  7. Salonen to become San Francisco Symphony music directorRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 6 | Albany Times Union

    In this April 20, 2009 file photo, Esa-Pekka Salonen arrives at the premiere of "The Soloist" in Los Angeles. Salonen will become music director of the San Francisco Symphony starting with the 2020-21 season.

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  8. Esa-Pekka Salonen Appointed Music Director at SF SymphonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | KQED

    ... I had in any case decided to step down in London in the near future. When the conversation with the San Francisco Symphony started last August, I thought the timing is perfect. The organization is perfect. The city is perfect. Everything makes ...

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  9. San Francisco Symphony Names Esa-Pekka Salonen As Its Music DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | National Public Radio

    In a move that is astonishing much of the classical music world, the San Francisco Symphony announced Wednesday that it has appointed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as its next music director, beginning in September 2020. The 60-year-old Salonen is already a well-known and widely loved name in California and far beyond.

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  10. Finns on the MoveRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Iron Tongue of Midnight

    A big week here: San Francisco Symphony signs Esa-Pekka Salonen, an amzing coup.

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  11. Esa-Pekka Salonen to be San Francisco Symphony's next music directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The Campbell Reporter

    In a much-anticipated decision, the San Francisco Symphony announced on Tuesday that Finnish conductor and composer Eka-Pekka Salonen will be the orchestra's next music director. Eka-Pekka Salonen, the former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and current Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of LondonA*s Philharmonia Orchestra, will begin his tenure as music director of the San Francisco Symphony in September 2020 New San Francisco Symphony music director Eka-Pekka Salonen is bringing on board a creative team that includes jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

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  12. Esa-Pekka Salonen, Classical Music's Chief Visionary, Goes West AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | New Yorker

    On Wednesday, it was announced that Esa-Pekka Salonen, one of the major personalities in classical music, will be the next music director of the San Francisco Symphony. good to be back in California," Esa-Pekka Salonen said the other day, brewing an espresso in the kitchen of Frank Gehry's house in Santa Monica.

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  13. Esa-Pekka Salonen, future music director of the San Francisco...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Los Angeles Times

    Esa-Pekka Salonen was announced as the new music director of the San Francisco Symphony on Wednesday. In another unexpected turn of fate for Esa-Pekka Salonen, the former visionary music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will become the next music director of the San Francisco Symphony in 2020, he said in an interview with The Times.

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  14. San Francisco Symphony Lands a Disrupter: Esa-Pekka SalonenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The New York Times

    ... another conducting post. So the news that Mr. Salonen, 60, will become the next music director of the San Francisco Symphony, which the orchestra announced on Wednesday, is sure to stun the classical music field. The move solidifies the West Coast's ...

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  15. Big News Coming on WednesdayRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | Iron Tongue of Midnight

    San Francisco Symphony will name their new music director on Wednesday. I know this because I was invited to the press conference.

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  16. Review: Michael Tilson Thomas brings his 'Playthings' to the L.A....Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | Los Angeles Times

    Michael Tilson Thomas at Walt Disney Concert Hall in March with his San Francisco Symphony. " The past is a bucket of ashes ," so begins, italics and all, Michael Tilson Thomas' "Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind."

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  17. Symphony Napa Valley Presents Christmas at the SymphonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... spring. Other recent concert work includes soprano soloist in two special Sound Box performances (San Francisco Symphony), and Ein Deutsches Requiem and Carmina Burana (SF Choral Society at Davies Symphony Hall), among other roles worldwide. Her ...

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  18. Christopher Rountree Conducts SFCM Orchestra For Two Performances In DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center, SFCM's faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy Award-winning artists in fields ranging from orchestral and chamber performance to classical guitar. The ...

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  19. 2 French stars join SF Symphony in a dona t-miss concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Inside Bay Area

    ... on and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet - join forces in a rare duo recital. Under the auspices of the San Francisco Symphony, the program includes two works for cello and piano, Debussy's Sonata No. 1 in D minor, and Brahms' Sonata No. 1 in E minor. And ...

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  20. Storm Large to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 BelowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... with the Detroit and Houston Symphonies, the National Symphony on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the San Francisco Symphony for an audience of 17,000, the New York Pops, and at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's ...

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