Program Notes

Each week, thousands of San Francisco Symphony concert-goers open their programs to read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they're hearing. You can read our critically acclaimed program notes online one week prior to select concerts.

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Ravel: Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Opus 50

Salonen: Violin Concerto

Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen (König Stephan), Opus 117

Britten: Les Illuminations, Opus 18

Scriabin: Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major for Piano, Opus 30 Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp major for Piano,

Brahms: Trio in E-flat major for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Opus 40 ​

Klein: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello

Krása: Passacaglia and Fugue for Violin, Viola, and Cello Tánec (Dance) for Violin, Viola, and Cello

Arnold: Suite Bourgeoise for Flute, Oboe, and Piano

Galuppi: Andante from Sonata in C major for Keyboard, T27

Mompou: Secreto, from Impresiones íntimas

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