SFCM and SF Symphony announce Emerging Black Composers Project

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and San Francisco Symphony are partnering for a major new initiative, The Emerging Black Composers Project. The project aims to support the development of Black American composers who are early in their career. Composers selected to be a part of the project will collectively produce 10 new works in 10 years, with the first commission debuting in the 2021-2022 season. The project is part of larger plan from SFCM, which also encompasses a partnership with the SFCM President’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. “San Francisco Conservatory of Music is embarking on a series of ambitious [...]

Photos: Ben Folds with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall

Ben Folds with the San Francisco Symphony (photo: Jon Bauer) Last Tuesday saw a very special show at Davies Symphony Hall where piano man Ben Folds held a unique performance with the San Francisco Symphony. It was a night that celebrated his songs that span his now decades-long career, from his solo work to his rock band work, and our photographer Jon Bauer was the the show that night to capture the gallery that you can check out below.

Review + Photos: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony bring ‘S&M2’ to Chase Center

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony (photo: Ian Young) There's a new stadium in town, and it was christened in style on Friday night when Metallica took the stage with the San Francisco Symphony to reprise the unexpected mashup that took place 20 years ago. In 1999, the SF Symphony, helmed by the late Michael Kamen, joined Metallica at the Berkeley Community Theatre to perform all-new interpretations of the band's songs. Singer James Hetfield credits the collaboration to Cliff Burton, Metallica's bassist from 1982 until 1986. Burton tragically passed away in a bus accident. At Chase Center, the band paid [...]

Ticket Giveaway: SF Symphony with Adès, Stravinsky and Mozart Thursday

Find more videos like this on San Francisco Symphony Social Network Not your typical giveaway for The Bay Bridged on a Wednesday, but we've got a great evening of classical music from the San Francisco Symphony happening Thursday, September 29th at 8pm! The main piece is Polaris, written by Thomas Adès, which will be performed along with video projections by Tal Rosner. The evening will also include Mozart's Haffner Symphony and a piece from Stravinsky's Petrushska. We're giving away three pairs of tickets to Thursday night's symphony performance. To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full [...]

Review: Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony think big

Warning: I'm going to talk about classical music but it's only going to be a little boring, I promise. There are lots of different ways for rock star kids to rebel against their rock star parents. If you're Hank Williams III, you rebel against two generations of country music establishment by playing nasty-ass punk rock. If you're Jakob Dylan and your dad is a living legend, you rebel by sucking. If your parents are dyed-in-the-wool folkies like Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, you rebel by composing a lavish orchestral piece that calls for three flutes, three oboes, a piccaolo, [...]

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