LGBTQ+ VOICES

A curated video collection of SF Symphony performances highlighting LGBTQ+ artists, curators, and performers.

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  • Celebrating Pride

    On April 4, Michael Tilson Thomas told our Symphony Pride audience "right here, right now, amongst ourselves, we're going to celebrate our commitment and our solidarity to the truths that WE hold to be self evident."

  • Bass Clarinet Jerome Simas

    For Bass Clarinet Jerome Simas—a fifth generation Californian—returning to the Bay Area to play with the San Francisco Symphony has been a dream come true .

  • SF Symphony Centennial Gala: Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    The San Francisco Symphony kicks off its centennial season with MTT leading the orchestra in Britten's “The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.”

  • LUKÁŠ JANATA: ‘Flux’ (World Premiere. San Francisco Symphony Commission)

    Nico Muhly leads Members of the SF Symphony in the world premiere performance of Lukáš Janata’s ‘Flux’--a San Francisco Symphony commission--with choreographer Emma Lanier.

    This piece was originally heard as part of SoundBox: Focus, a program curated by SF Symphony Collaborative Partner Nico Muh...

  • INTI FIGGIS-VIZUETA: ‘Inbhir (many waters)’

    Cellist David Goldblatt performs Inti Figgis-Vizueta’s ‘Inbhir (many waters).’

    This piece was originally heard as part of SoundBox: Focus, a program curated by SF Symphony Collaborative Partner Nico Muhly that sees elements of music and performance oscillating in and out of focus in fascinating ...

  • NICO MUHLY: ‘Motion’

    SF Symphony Principal Clarinet Carey Bell, violinist Melissa Kleinbart, Associate Principal Second Violin Helen Kim, violist Christina King, cellist Anne Pinsker, and pianist Marc Shapiro perform Nico Muhly’s ‘Motion.'

    This piece was originally heard as part of SoundBox: Focus, a program curated...

  • MEREDITH MONK (arr. Nico Muhly): ‘Fat Stream’

    Nico Muhly (on organ), SF Symphony clarinetist Jerome Simas, violinists Suzanne Leon and Amy Hiraga, Principal Viola Jonathan Vinocour, cellist Barbara Andres, and percussionist James Lee Wyatt III perform Meredith Monk’s ‘Fat Stream,’ arranged by Nico Muhly.

    This piece was originally heard as p...

  • ORLANDO GIBBONS / NICO MUHLY: ‘This is the Record of John’

    Pianist Marc Shapiro, SF Symphony Principal Clarinet Carey Bell, violinist Melissa Kleinbart, Associate Principal Second Violin Helen Kim, violist Christina King, and cellist Anne Pinsker perform Orlando Gibbons' ‘This is the Record of John,’ arranged by Nico Muhly.

    This piece was originally hea...

  • MARCOS BALTER: Excerpts from ‘Pan’

    Claire Chase joins Members of the SF Symphony and SF Girls Chorus to perform excerpts from Marcos Balter’s ‘Pan.’

    This piece was originally heard as part of SoundBox: Metamorphoses, a program that explores transformation, transfiguration, and renewal, curated by SF Symphony Collaborative Partne...

  • PAUCHI SASAKI: ‘Sanagi’

    SF Symphony Principal Percussion Jacob Nissly, violinist Suzanne Leon, Principal Viola Jonathan Vinocour, cellist Barbara Bogatin, and bassist Charles Chandler perform Pauchi Sasaki’s ‘Sanagi.’

    This piece was originally heard as part of SoundBox: Metamorphoses, a program that explores transform...

  • KAIJA SAARIAHO: ‘Terrestre’

    Claire Chase joins conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni, SF Symphony violinist Melissa Kleinbart, Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang, Principal Harp Douglas Rioth, and Assistant Principal Timpani/section percussionist Bryce Leafman to perform Kaija Saariaho’s ‘Terrestre.'

    This piece was originally heard ...