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...

  • Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and Zimbabwean musical culture.
    The Chinyakare Ensemble and San Francisco Symphony come together in a program that celebrates music as the root of family, community, and the world. CURRENTS: Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music is a joyous message of l...

  • Invisible Borders

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

    Master multi-instrumentalist and curator Mohammad Nejad joins San Francisco Symphony musicians in a program that explores the transcendent healing power of music across borders and boundaries.

    Mohammad Nej...

  • Vessel of Song

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    Explore the intersection between classical music and Klezmer musical culture.

    Multifaceted Klezmer musicians Joshua Horowitz and his Veretski Pass bandmates come together with members of the San Francisco Symphony in a program that celebrates music as a magnetizing heart of our community.

    Jos...

  • 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...