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COVID-19 Update: We have made the difficult decision to cancel all San Francisco Symphony concerts through June 30, 2021.

San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson notes, “While it is deeply disappointing to have to cancel the remainder of the planned concerts in our 2020–21 Season, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 make it clear that this is the best course of action for the Symphony at this time. By canceling these performances, we are able to turn our full attention to investing in the creation of compelling and timely digital content and experiences that both fit within required safety guidelines and take advantage of them as a catalyst for innovation.”

The following concerts are canceled:

2020-21 Season

  • September 27: Legion of Honor Chamber Music
  • October 2–3: Salonen: J.S. Bach & Sibelius 1
  • October 8–11: Salonen: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle
  • October 15–17: Respighi’s Pines of Rome
  • October 18: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • October 19: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Gidon Kremer, & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • October 23 & 25: Buchbinder Performs Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
  • October 24: Buchbinder Performs Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3, & 4
  • October 25: Flute Recital with Sir James Galway
  • October 26: Piano Recital with Rudolf Buchbinder
  • October 27: Chick Corea with the SF Symphony
  • October 30–November 1: MTT: Mahler 1
  • November 5–6, 8: MTT: Beethoven’s Missa solemnis
  • November 8: China Philharmonic
  • November 10: Israel Philharmonic Performs Mozart & Rite of Spring
  • November 12, 14: The Fight for Equality: Julia Wolfe & Florence Price
  • November 14: Music for Families: Music Around the World–Percussion
  • November 15: Youth Orchestra
  • November 20–22: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique
  • November 27–28: The Princess Bride in Concert Film with SF Symphony
  • November 29: Legion of Honor Chamber Music
  • November 29: Chamber Music: Natural Beauty–Schubert's Trout Quintet
  • December 2-3: Holiday Soul
  • December 6: Chamber Music with Batiashvili, Capuçon, & Thibaudet
  • December 11–12: Handel’s Messiah
  • December 12: Music for Families: Superheroes
  • December 13: Peter and the Wolf
  • December 13: A Merry-Achi Christmas with Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández
  • December 15–16: Love Actually Film with SF Symphony
  • December 17: Holiday Brass
  • December 19, 22–23: Home Alone Film with SF Symphony
  • December 20: ’Twas the Night–Festival of Carols
  • December 31: New Year’s Gaiety
  • January 8–9: Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert Film with SF Symphony
  • January 10: An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
  • January 14–16: A New American Sound
  • January 17: Chamber Music: Dance Moves—Music of Piazzolla & Bartók
  • January 21–23: MTT: Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart
  • January 24: Bach Collegium Japan Performs Mozart’s Mass in C minor
  • January 27: Open Rehearsal: MTT: Yuja Plays Rach Piano Concerto No. 2
  • January 27–30: MTT: Yuja Plays Rach
  • February 1: Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra
  • February 2: Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang in Recital
  • February 4: Open Rehearsal: Give Me Shelter
  • February 4, 6: Give Me Shelter: Gabriel Kahane’s Emergency Shelter Intake Form
  • February 6: Music for Families: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • February 7: Organ Concert Series
  • February 8: Violin Recital: Joshua Bell
  • February 11: Open Rehearsal: Lunar New Year: Celebrating Asia
  • February 11, 13: Lunar New Year: Celebrating Asia
  • February 12: An Evening with Bernadette Peters
  • February 14: Chamber Music: Homage—Dvořák’s Wind Serenade
  • February 14: Daniil Trifonov in Recital
  • February 18–19, 21: Blomstedt: Sibelius 4 & Hélène Grimaud
  • February 20: Chinese New Year Concert and Banquet
  • February 25, 27–28: Blomstedt: Mozart & Schubert
  • February 28: Piano Recital with Yefim Bronfman
  • March 5–7: Salonen Conducts Salonen & Ravel
  • March 7: Carlos Miguel Prieto & Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional
  • March 11–13: Salonen: Scriabin's Prometheus
  • March 14: Youth Orchestra
  • March 14: Chamber Music at the Legion of Honor
  • March 18, 20, 22: Salonen: R. Strauss' Elektra
  • March 21: Piano Recital: Lang Lang Plays Golberg Variations
  • March 26–28: Daniel Harding Conducts Ein Heldenleben
  • April 2–3: Skyfall in Concert Film with SF Symphony
  • April 4: Chamber Music at the Legion of Honor
  • April 5: Piano Recital: Thibaudet
  • April 8–10: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
  • April 11: Organ Concert Series with Adam Brakel
  • April 16–17: The Godfather in Concert Film with SF Symphony
  • April 18 : Chamber Music: On Endings—Beethoven’s B-flat String Quartet
  • April 22: Open Rehearsal: Jane Glover Conducts J.S. Bach Mass in B minor
  • April 22–24: Jane Glover Conducts J.S. Bach Mass in B minor
  • April 29–May 1: Juraj Valčuha & Joshua Bell
  • May 6: Open Rehearsal: James Gaffigan Conducts Schumann 4
  • May 6–8: James Gaffigan Conducts Schumann 4
  • May 8: Music for Families: Birthday Bash!
  • May 9: Chamber Music at the Legion of Honor
  • May 9: Organ Concert Series with Monica Czausz
  • May 13–15: Philippe Jordan Conducts Britten's War Requiem
  • May 16: Chamber Music: Exuberance—Music of Mendelssohn & Brahms
  • May 20: Open Rehearsal: Beethoven 5 & Julia Fischer
  • May 20–22: Beethoven 5 & Julia Fischer
  • May 23: Youth Orchestra
  • May 27–29: Ludovic Morlot Conducts the San Francisco Symphony
  • June 3–5: Elim Chan & Hilary Hahn
  • June 6: Chamber Music: 20th-Century Gems—Music of Ravel & Shostakovich
  • June 10, 12–13: Renee Fleming Four Last Songs
  • June 17 : Salonen: Make Art, Not War (Open Rehearsal)
  • June 17–20: Salonen: Make Art, Not War
  • June 24–26: Salonen: Weimar Nightfall

    2019-20 Season
    • March 8: Michael Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
    • March 10: Piano Recital with Murray Perahia
    • March 12–14: MTT, Capuçon, Shostakovich, & Stravinsky
    • March 15: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Plays Britten & Mason Bates
    • March 22: Buster Keaton’s The General—Silent Film with Organist Cameron Carpenter
    • March 22: Piano Recital with Hélène Grimaud
    • April 4: Music for Families: Meet the Orchestra
    • April 4: San Francisco Symphony Chorus: J.S. Bach’s Magnificat
    • April 11: Pure Yanni
      • April 16–18: Tchaik 5 & Mason Bates’ Philharmonia Fantastique
      • April 24–25: SoundBox: Lineage
    • April 19: Chineke! Orchestra with Stewart Goodyear
    • April 23–25: BEETHOVEN250: Beethoven 5 & Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
    • April 26: Chamber Music: Murder & Myths—Dvořák’s Piano Trio in E minor, Dumky
    • April 30: Open Rehearsal: Morgan Conducts Price and Brahms
    • April 30–May 2: Morgan Conducts Price & Brahms
      • May 3: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
    • May 7: Open Rehearsal: Gaffigan Leads Marsalis & Dvořák’s New World
    • May 7–9: Gaffigan Leads Marsalis & Dvořák’s New World
    • May 10: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Plays Brahms Symphony No. 2
    • May 14–17: MTT, Yuja, Sibelius, & Brahms
    • May 22–24: MTT & Brahms’ A German Requiem
    • May 24: BEETHOVEN250: Piano Recital with Igor Levit
    • May 29–31: Gardner & Montero: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1  
    • May 31: A Love Song to San Francisco
    • June 4–6: BEETHOVEN250: MTT & Anne-Sophie Mutter
    • June 11, 13, 15: Semi Staged Event:  MTT & Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman
    • June 18: Open Rehearsal: MTT, Shaham, & Shostakovich 5
    • June 18, 20–21: MTT, Shaham, & Shostakovich 5
    • June 25–28: MTT & MAHLER: Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand
    • July 2, 5: Apollo 13—Film with the San Francisco Symphony
      • July 9–10: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour
        • July 30–31: Pink Martini with the San Francisco Symphony 
        • August 1: The Airborne Toxic Event with the SF Symphony 

Ticket donors receive:

  • A tax deduction for the total value of your ticket/s. The federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300, even if you do not itemize. If you do itemize your deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified organizations—including the San Francisco Symphony—to be deducted (up to 100% of your adjusted gross income) for the 2020 calendar year.
  • Your ticket donation will be matched. You can double the impact of ticket donations with a 1:1 match made possible by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.  
  • Ticket donors at the Friends membership level or above ($75+) are eligible for donor membership benefits and opportunitiesOur donors enjoy access to exclusive virtual events, performances, musician Q&As, and more. Keep an eye on your inbox for all the updates!
  • If donating your ticket/s is not possible, please consider requesting a gift certificate for the value of your tickets, which may be used at any time. You will receive:
  • An additional 20% credit applied to your gift certificate based on the value of previously purchased tickets, for use towards the purchase of tickets to future concerts. This credit will not expire.
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