SF Symphony
ANNOUNCEMENT

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF ALL ITS REMAINING CONCERTS

By Iride Aparicio 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- Due to the pandemic, The San Francisco Symphony announced today to the press, the cancellation of all concerts until June 30, 2021.

"While it is deeply disappointing to have to cancel the remainder of the planned concerts in our 2020-21 Season, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 make it clear that  this is the best course of action for the Symphony at this time" Says San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson. "By cancelling these performances, we are able to turn our full attention to investing in the creation of compelling and timely digital content and experiences that both fit within required safety guidelines and take advantage of them as a catalyst for innovation. As we look ahead to 2021, we will continue to take a flexible collaborative approach to identifying areas of opportunity, and planning meaningful projects that serve our community and excite our audiences. "

New Digital Program from January to June 2021, will be announced at a later date.

Director Esa Pekka Salonen
Director Esa Pekka Salonen                                  Picture Courtesy: SF Symphony

UPCOMING DIGITAL CONTENT & EVENTS
THROUGHLINE -SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY --FROM HALL TO HOME. A free concert event (on November 14)  that reflects the forward-looking creativity of the SF Symphony and the vibrant personalities of the Bay Area and beyond, featuring Music Director Esa-Pekka Solonen, all eight collaborative partners and musician of the SF Symphony.

Composer Nico Muhly
Composer Nico Muhly

The one-hour concert program is anchored by the world premier of Throughline by SF symphony Collaborative Partner Nico Muhly,  commissioned by the Symphony for this occasion, as well as music by Ellen Reid, John Adams, Kev Choice and Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Throughline: San Francisco Symphony --From Hall to Home will broadcast locally on November 14 at 7PM PST on KQED Public Television and simultaneously stream worldwide at https://www.sfsymphony.org/   Where is it will remain for on-demand viewing. The Program will re-broadcast on NBC Bay Area on Monday, November 30 at 7 PM PST.