Salonen era begins in San Francisco with video razzle-dazzle

United StatesUnited States Various – Throughlines: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), produced by sfsymphony.org, available on demand. First streamed on 14.11.2020. (HS)

Esperanza Spalding, Peter Wyrick (l) and Barbara Andres (r)
in Nico Muhly’s Throughline

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Four choreographers, four exterior locations, one piece of music: SF Ballet @ Home’s Dance of Dreams

United StatesUnited States Dance of Dreams: Dancers of San Francisco Ballet in a new dance film (click here) for SF Ballet @ Home by Benjamin Millepied for San Francisco Ballet and premiered on 13.8.2020. (JO’D)

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Singers show what San Francisco Opera missed due to the pandemic

United StatesUnited States San Francisco Opera, Celebrating the Summer Season: Michelle Bradley (soprano), Louise Alder (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Russell Thomas (tenor), Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Eun Sun Kim (conductor), Various locations, 10.7.2020. (HS)

Matthew Shilvock (host), Russell Thomas (tenor), & Michelle Bradley (soprano)

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After 25 years, an effusive online adieu to Michael Tilson Thomas in San Francisco

United StatesUnited States MTT25: Audra McDonald (soprano, co-host), Susan Graham (mezzo soprano, co-host), Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Julia Bullock (soprano), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Sasha Cooke (soprano and piano), Isabel Leonard (mezzo soprano), Christian Reif (piano), San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Online event, 28.6.2020. (HS)

Measha Brueggergosman sings ‘I’m Nobody! Who are you?’ with violist Carrie Vanslyke

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From Missy Mazzoli, a soothing ‘Sanctuary’ at San Francisco Symphony’s Soundbox

United StatesUnited States Marcos Balter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Missy Mazzoli, Meredith Monk, John Luther Adams: Missy Mazzoli (curator and synthesizer), Marnie Breckenridge (soprano), Mario Diaz de Leon (synthesizer), Lorna Dune (DJ and synthesizer), members of the San Francisco Symphony / Edwin Outwater (conductor). Soundbox at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 7.2.2020. (HS)

Edwin Outwater conducts Arvo Pärt’s ‘Silentium’, from Tabula Rasa (1977)

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