CURRENTS: Exploring the intersections of musical cultures

CURRENTS: Exploring the intersections of musical cultures

Curated by leading artists, in collaboration with musicians of the SF Symphony, CURRENTS illuminates how musical cultures influence each other and evolve together.

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CURRENTS: Exploring the intersections of musical cultures
  • Rhythm Spirits

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and Indian classical musical culture.

    Legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Indian classical violinist Kala Ramnath, and San Francisco Symphony musicians interpret Indian folk traditions to the tune of today. CURRENTS: Rhythm Spirits is a journe...

  • Thunder Song

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and American Indian musical cultures.

    Composer, pianist, and curator Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and SF Symphony musicians come together to celebrate the timeless art of American Indian storytelling and music. CURRENTS: Thunder Song honors the b...

  • Zimbabwean Musical Culture: Chinyakare Ensemble

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and Zimbabwean musical culture.

    Curated by the Chinyakare Ensemble, with SF Symphony musicians.

  • Persian Musical Culture: Mohammad Nejad

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and Persian musical culture. Curated by Mohammad Nejad, with SF Symphony musicians.

  • Klezmer Musical Culture

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and Klezmer musical culture.

    Curated by Joshua Horowitz and Veretski Pass, with SF Symphony musicians.

  • From Scratch

    Explore how art and activism play out in Oakland’s dynamic Hip Hop culture.

    Oakland’s Hip Hop musicians are the architects of their own movement, built of thought and sound, from scratch. When the San Francisco Symphony takes its cues from musicians like Kev Choice and AÏMA the DRMR, it’s a head...

  • ¡Viva México!

    Explore the interconnected narrative of Mexico’s multi-generational musical culture.

    The music of Latin America traces a deep and beautiful narrative, a timeless journey of interconnected influences and traditions. Host/curator Michael Morgan, Bay Area musical ensemble Los Cenzontles, and SF Sym...

  • Enter the Pipa

    Explore the stories and sounds of San Francisco’s Chinese community and the American experience.

    Engaging artist conversations and performances by award-winning pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang and SF Symphony musicians bring this singular journey to life. Hosted/curated by Michael Morgan.

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  • Bay Area Blue Notes

    Explore the freedom, movement, and profound expression of Jazz.

    The heyday of San Francisco’s Fillmore District—known as the “Harlem of the West” in the 1940s and ’50s—was an important chapter both for Jazz and the Black American experience. Experience Jazz as a state of mind with host/curator M...