San Francisco Symphony announces 2010-11 season

Posted on: March 2, 2010

In Tuesday’s (3/2) San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman previews the San Francisco Symphony’s 2010-11 season. “The season is bracketed by two European tours—one in September, immediately after the Sept. 7 opening-night gala featuring soprano Jessye Norman, and a three-week marathon in May. The latter tour, as well as the concerts leading up to it, will be devoted to Mahler’s symphonies, and so will the next installment of the multimedia education project ‘Keeping Score.’ The season will also throw a spotlight on individual members of the orchestra, with prominent solo assignments for trumpeter Mark Inouye, English hornist Russ deLuna, clarinetist Carey Bell, bassoonist Stephen Paulson and violist Jonathan Vinocour. … The season includes commissioned world premieres by Israeli composer Avner Dorman (‘Uriah’) and the singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, whose ‘Five Shakespeare Sonnets’ was postponed from the current season. The Project San Francisco residencies will continue with visits by composer John Adams and pianist Yuja Wang. … The schedule also includes the first Symphony performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12 (‘The Year 1917’), Morton Feldman’s ‘Rothko Chapel,’ Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 2 and Christopher Rouse’s ‘The Infernal Machine,’ as well as the orchestra’s first performances of music by György Kurtág (‘Grabstein für Stephan’) and Valentin Silvestrov (‘Elegie’).”

Posted March 2, 2010