You’ve heard it everywhere, even if you don’t know it—on television, at the movies, and on the radio, covered by everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Charlotte Church. Its visceral choruses, thundering percussion, and blazing brass pack a massive punch, but it’s also filled with moments of wry humor and rapt mystery that together make it one of music’s iconic works. Carmina burana, composer Orff’s dramatic cantata for soloists, chorus, and large orchestra, is one of the most invigorating, exhilarating… Show more
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The San Francisco Symphony presents over 220 concerts each year from September through July. Tickets start at just $15. Visit sfsymphony.org for complete calendar listings, special events, great prices for kids, and to learn more.
Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Edwin Outwater is the newly appointed Music Director of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada. He begins his tenure in September 2007. Edwin Outwater recently concluded his tenure as Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony....
In the span of just six years, the remarkable Lawrence Brownlee has proven himself to be one of the most prominent bel canto tenors on the national and international scenes. He is lauded repeatedly for the beauty of his voice, as well as his seemingly effortless technical agility, and dynamic and engaging dramatic skills....
The San Francisco Symphony is one of the few major U.S. orchestras with its own chorus and the SFS Chorus is recognized internationally as one of America’s finest. Established in 1972 at the request of Seiji Ozawa, the Symphony’s Music Director, the 155-member Chorus today gives a minimum of twenty-six performances each season and has sung under many of the world’s leading conductors, including Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, SFS Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Robert Shaw....
The Pacific Boychoir's reputation for excellence has earned performances with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), having performed under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Charles Dutoit, Herbert Blomstedt, James Conlan, David Robertson, and Vance George....
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