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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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story


Penderecki, Krzysztof: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

George Li in Recital

Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Opus 92

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K.453

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