SF Symphony announces summer season, Stern Grove, Stanford Live, special guests galore

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The San Francisco Symphony performs at Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on July 4, 2021. Courtesy Paige K. Parsons.

The San Francisco Symphony on Thursday announced its summer season, including a free concert at Stern Grove Festival on July 31, residency at Stanford Live’s Frost Amphitheater and shows at Davies Symphony Hall. The season will run from June 29 to Aug. 7 and include programs ranging from classical masterworks concerts to family friendly film performances and presentations with guest artists and ensembles.

Conductors Paolo Bortolameolli, Ludovic Morlot and Erina Yashima with lead classical programs at Davies Symphony Hall with performances by pianist Inon Barnatan, cellist Johannes Moser and string trio Time for Three. Teddy Abrams will conduct Mason Bates’ “Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra.”



Actress and singer Jessica Vosk will perform in “Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration.” Singer Isabel Marie Sánchez will take part in a program dedicated to the music of Selena. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Broadway’s Bernadette Peters and pop bands The Airborne Toxic Event and Pink Martini will also perform with the San Francisco Symphony at special events.

Edwin Outwater will conduct the symphony in its Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The symphony will also hold several performances at Stanford Live’s Frost Amphitheater in the month of July. The organization’s summer film concert series will include “The Matrix Live,” “Pixar in Concert” and “The Goonies.”

Tickets are on sale now for “The Matrix Live—Film with Live Orchestra,” “Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration,” “Final Words: SF Gay Men’s Chorus & the SF Symphony,” and The Airborne Toxic Event.

Tickets for all other summer concerts will go on sale on April 29 at 10 a.m. on the San Francisco Symphony’s website. Visit the website for the full program.

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