San Francisco Symphony increases audience capacities and announces full programming for live concerts at Davies Hall, May 6-June 25, 2021

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ADDED TICKETS AND INCREASED AUDIENCE CAPACITIES FOR LIVE CONCERTS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, MAY 6–JUNE 25, 2021

Programming announced for May 27–June 25 concerts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The San Francisco Symphony today announces increased audience capacities for live concerts at Davies Symphony Hall in May and June, 2021, following the City’s approval of the Symphony’s Health & Safety Plan. Additional tickets are now available for concerts on May 6 and 7, with the majority of tickets reserved for health care professionals and community partners who have been at the front lines supporting the people of our city in critical ways throughout the pandemic. A limited number of the added tickets will be made available to SF Symphony donors and subscribers beginning Tuesday, May 4 at 10am and can be purchased by calling the SF Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000.

Audience capacities for performances on May 13–June 25 will be increased to 35% of Davies Symphony Hall’s total capacity. There will be two seating zones—a vaccinated-only zone with limited social distancing on the Orchestra Level and Side Boxes, which will require proof of vaccination, and a socially-distanced zone in the Loge, First Tier, and Second Tier for those who have not been vaccinated (but who present proof negative COVID-19 test) in addition to vaccinated patrons who prefer to maintain social distancing. Once San Francisco moves into the yellow tier status, capacities are expected to further increase to 50% of venue capacity. Tickets for May 13–June 25 concerts can be purchased by members of the general public beginning May 6 at 10am by calling the SF Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000.

Programming is now available for all concerts in May and June. Concerts on May 27–28, conducted by Ken-David Masur, feature performances of Somei Satoh’s Saga, Qigang Chen’s L’Eloignement, and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Kicking off the month of June with concerts on June 3 and 4, Joseph Young leads the SF Symphony in Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, Carlos Simon’s An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave, and Rodion Shchedrin’s arrangement of George Bizet’s Carmen Suite for string orchestra and percussion. On June 10 and 11, Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Orchestra in Bohuslav Martinů’s Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani; the Andante moderato movement of Florence Price’s String Quartet in G major, arranged for string orchestra; and Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings. Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to lead the final two concert weeks in June, conducting the Orchestra in the U.S. premiere of Daniel Kidane’s Be Still, Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich, on June 17–18; and Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, and Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen, on June 24–25.

The San Francisco Symphony’s live concert reopening plan was developed in accordance with regulations set by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. These San Francisco Symphony performances will require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for all patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers as well as universal mask wearing. There will be significantly reduced concert hall capacity, contactless tickets, assigned seats that maximize physical distancing, 75-minute performances without intermission, increased ventilation and filtration standards, social distancing requirements, and other safety measures in place.
Please visit sfsymphony.org/safety to read the San Francisco Symphony’s Health and Safety FAQ.

All concerts take place at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.

Tickets for May 6 & 7 have been given free of charge to medical professionals, community partners, and other groups. A limited number of tickets is available for sale to SF Symphony donors and subscribers beginning May 4, 2021 at 10am.
Tickets for all other performances go on sale May 6, 2021 at 10am by calling the San Francisco Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000. Tickets: $45/$75/$95. 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7pm Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7pm Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor San Francisco Symphony
JEAN SIBELIUS Rakastava (final version)
GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
CARL NIELSEN Little Suite for Strings
CAROLINE SHAW Entr’acte
EDVARD GRIEG From Holberg’s Time Suite
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7pm Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7pm Jeremy Denk piano, director San Francisco Symphony
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Out of the Silence
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
GERALD FINZI Eclogue for Piano and Strings
WOLFGANG AMADÉ MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K.449
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7pm Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7pm
James Gaffigan conductor San Francisco Symphony FREYA WALEY-COHEN Talisman [U.S. Premiere]
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht 
SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7pm Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7pm
Ken-David Masur conductor San Francisco Symphony
SOMEI SATOH Saga
QIGANG CHEN L’Eloignement
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7pm Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7pm
Joseph Young conductor San Francisco Symphony
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Banner
CARLOS SIMON An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave
GEORGE BIZET (arr. RODION SHCHEDRIN) Carmen Suite for strings and percussion
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7pmFriday, June 11, 2021 at 7pm
Joshua Weilerstein conductor San Francisco Symphony
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani
FLORENCE PRICE Andante moderato from String Quartet in G major (arranged for string orchestra)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings in E major
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7pm Friday, June 18, 2021 at 7pm
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Augustin Hadelich violin San Francisco Symphony
DANIEL KIDANE Be Still [U.S. Premiere]
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Serenade
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7pm Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7pm
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor San Francisco Symphony
GUSTAV MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum
RICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen

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