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Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts John Adams
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attended Dec 11 2010

What an amazing concert! From the pre-show talk through the final movement, it showed us, once again, what treasures we San Franciscans are blessed with in Michael Tilson Thomas, the SF Symphony, and John Adams.

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Hear a sound clip from _Harmonielehre. _


These performances are part of Project San Francisco, an innovative composer and artist residency program.

Project San Francisco continues with another signature John Adams work: Harmonielehre, a work partly inspired by Adams’s dream in which a tanker ascends from the San Francisco Bay into the sky. This milestone of American minimalism provides the evening’s rousing culmination. The program begins with Synchrony by the great twentieth-century innovator and Bay Area native Henry Cowell. Violinist Gil Shaham, one of his generation’s most dynamic soloists, joins the Symphony for Mozart’s beguiling Violin Concerto No. 5.

Inside Music, an informative talk with Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

*Artists: *

Michael Tilson Thomas – conductor

Gil Shaham – violin

San Francisco Symphony

*Program: *

Cowell – _Synchrony _

Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5

John Adams – _Harmonielehre _

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.