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SF Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the twenty-first century.
 
Zachary Woolfe, New York Times
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In their inaugural season together, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony introduce a new artistic leadership model unique in the orchestral world, anchored by an extraordinary group of eight Collaborative Partners from a variety of cultural disciplines. 
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In this time of uncertainty, one thing remains constant: Our deepest gratitude for the dedication and support of each and every member of the San Francisco Symphony family.

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COVID-19 Update

The San Francisco Symphony’s COVID-19 response has been guided by a belief that we must “plan for the worst while hoping for the better.” However, in accordance with guidelines from the State of California and City of San Francisco, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all San Francisco Symphony concerts through December 31, 2020.

San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson notes, “While we are deeply disappointed to not present the exciting lineup of live concerts we had planned for Fall 2020, including the start of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s tenure as Music Director and a festival of events featuring our eight Collaborative Partners, we know this action is necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of our Orchestra, Chorus, staff, and audiences.”

Learn more and view a list of canceled concerts.

Our Patron Promise

The current pandemic has changed a lot of things in our world but not our high standard of customer service. As we navigate together into the 2020-21 season, we promise to be there for you just as you continue to be there for us.

  • We pledge to be flexible, empathetic and accommodating should you be unable to safely attend an event.
  • If an event needs to be rescheduled or canceled, we will let you know as soon as possible, providing you with the choice of ticket donations, gift certificates, exchanges, and refunds.
  • We remain committed to bringing the best in music to our stages, while keeping our audiences, musicians and staff safe.


Bearing all this in mind, we ask you to join us on a journey of hope as we look to the future. We continue to be focused on creating exceptional performances and experiences that engage audiences and expand their connections to live orchestral music, to each other, and the world around them.