Cutting-edge neo-soul stylist Janelle Monáe, who dreamed of having an entire orchestra as the wind beneath her futuristic songwriting wings, is overjoyed to be performing with the San Francisco Symphony Thursday night. The concert will feature intricate, Fritz Lang-inspired tracks from her records “Metropolis: Suite 1 (The Chase)” and “The ArchAndroid,” and perhaps an upcoming third, “The Electric Lady” (already known for the new single “Q.U.E.E.N.” featuring Erykah Badu). Read More
Program 3 features Beethoven’s late masterpiece "Missa Solemnis" — with Fabiano, soprano Laura Claycomb, mezzo Sasha Cooke and bass Shenyang — and excerpts from Palestrina’s 1562 "Mass for Pope Marcellus II."
Why are two dozen of his works in the current San Francisco Symphony schedule? Read More
German violinist Augustin Hadelich, making his San Francisco Symphony debut this week, has overcome a physical challenge few artists have encountered.
Although his face and arms still show signs of a fire that almost killed him at age 15, when he performs, audiences hear the brilliance that has earned him rave reviews in major concert halls of the world. Read More
The San Francisco Symphony and Musicians Union Local 6 announced Saturday that they have ratified a 26-month contract following a costly strike that ended March 31.
The settlement follows seven months of negotiations, with acrimony spilling out into the public arena lately and culminating in an 18-day strike. It forced the cancellation of an East Coast tour with stops at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Read More
The increasingly bitter 18-day-old strike by musicians of the San Francisco Symphony came to a sudden and welcome end on Easter Sunday with the announcement of a tentative contract agreement. Read More
“San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour amid ongoing musicians’ strike,” Local News,
Raises for symphony would price fans out
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra musicians make wonderful music, but I don’t think the strike seems like such a good idea. Read More
The San Francisco Symphony has canceled this week’s long-planned East Coast tour after efforts to end a musician strike failed.
According to management, musicians have rejected a federal mediator’s proposal to resume playing concerts during a cooling-off period while negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement continue. Management was willing to abide by the federal mediator’s recommendation, based on developments over the past several days of talks. Read More
Two more San Francisco Symphony concert were canceled today due to a strike by musicians, according to symphony officials. Tonight's 8 p.m. and concert and Sunday's scheduled 2 p.m. performance were both canceled today as symphony officials and musicians continued contract talks. Read More
At least one concert by the San Francisco Symphony has been canceled this week after contract negotiations reached a standstill and musicians went on strike Wednesday.
If an agreement is not reached soon, three other concerts at Davies Symphony Hall could be canceled along with an East Coast tour that includes two performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Read More
After a controversial demonstration in City Hall yesterday didn’t convince the San Francisco Symphony’s management to change their tune on musicians' compensation, it looks like it’s time to face the music. Read More