8 Jun 2015
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS & THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S 2015 EUROPEAN FESTIVALS TOUR AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 14 PRESENTS 13 CONCERTS IN NINE CITIES
Tour repertoire to include Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Schoenberg’s Theme and Variations, and Ives’s Decoration Day
John Adams’s SFS-commissioned Absolute Jest with the St. Lawrence String Quartet is performed in Edinburgh, Berlin, Bucharest, and Lucerne
Yuja Wang performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in Edinburgh, Wiesbaden, Amsterdam, and Paris; and Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in London, Bucharest, Lucerne, and Luxembourg
Jeremy Denk performs Cowell’s Piano Concerto at the BBC Proms
Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) leads the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in 13 concerts across nine cities in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals August 27-September 14, 2015. Pianists Yuja Wang and Jeremy Denk, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet join the SFS throughout the tour for performances including two concerts at the BBC Proms, two at the Edinburgh International Festival, two at the Lucerne Festival and at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, as well as performances in Germany at the Berlin Festival and the Rheingau Festival in Wiesbaden. This high-profile tour also features concerts in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Luxembourg’s Philharmonie, and their debut at the new Paris Philharmonie.
Central to the European Festivals Tour is repertoire from the Orchestra’s Grammy Award-winning SFS Media recording catalogue: