2020-21 Digital Season

2020-21 Digital Season

You’ll find all of the Symphony’s engaging digital concerts and events in one place, including boundary-defying SoundBox programs curated by Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, our Collaborative Partners, and other special guests; expanded music explorations with our CURRENTS series; one-of-a-kind special events; and more.

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2020-21 Digital Season

13 Videos

  • Nostalgia: Esa-Pekka Salonen

    SF Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen curates and conducts a SoundBox program.

    Nostalgia is a longing to return home, but what if that home isn’t there anymore? In SoundBox: Nostalgia, three composers look to a past that may or may not exist, while opening new portals to the future.


  • Rhythm Spirits

    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...

  • Lineage: Julia Bullock

    SF Symphony Collaborative Partner and classical singer Julia Bullock curates SoundBox: Lineage, in which century-spanning works by artists including Nina Simone and Johann Sebastian Bach converse with one another, tracing a uniquely personal and musical lineage.

    Julia Bullock notes: “The musicia...

  • CURRENTS: Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music with the Chinyakare Ensemble

  • Thunder Song

    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...

  • SoundBox: Patterns

  • Zimbabwean Musical Culture: Chinyakare Ensemble

    Explore the intersection between classical music and Zimbabwean musical culture.

    Curated by the Chinyakare Ensemble, with SF Symphony musicians.

  • Invisible Borders

    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...

  • Metamorphoses: Claire Chase

    SF Symphony Collaborative Partner and flutist Claire Chase curates a SoundBox program.

  • Vessel of Song

    Explore the intersection between classical music and Klezmer musical culture.

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

    Joshua H...

  • Focus: Nico Muhly

    SF Symphony Collaborative Partner and composer Nico Muhly curates a SoundBox program.

    ORLANDO GIBBONS (arr. Nico Muhly): See, See the Word is Incarnate
    NICO MUHLY: ‘Motion’
    LUKÁŠ JANATA: New Work (World Premiere, SF Symphony Commission)

  • DELIRIUM: Jeremy Denk

    Pianist Jeremy Denk curates a SoundBox program.

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: ‘Mach's mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt',’ BWV 377
    ROBERT SCHUMANN: Intermezzo from Violin Sonata, ‘F-A-E,’ WoO 22
    MARIN MARAIS : ‘Le Tableau de l'Opération de la Taille’ (Urinary Bladder Operation)
    WALTER MOLONEY: ‘The Influe...

  • RESILIENCE: Destiny Muhammad

    Harpist Destiny Muhammad curates a SoundBox program exploring musical portraits of resilience in a journey that reminds us hope is on the horizon.

    Destiny Muhammad notes, “Hope is resilience. An energy force on its own. Healing, renewing, and restoring and reminding, it’s going to be all right.”...

  • Nostalgia: Esa-Pekka Salonen Digital Program Book

    14.7 MB

  • Currents: Rhythm Spirits Digital Program Book

    17.3 MB

  • SoundBox: Lineage- Digital Program Book (Download Only)

    13.9 MB

  • Currents - Thunder Song (Download only)

    9.43 MB

  • SoundBox: Patterns--Digital Program Book (Download Only)

    12.8 MB

  • CURRENTS - Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music, Digital Program (Download Only)

    6.29 MB