San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra to live-stream world premiere March 4

Posted on: March 1, 2018

“The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, celebrating 35 years of sold-out concerts, great reviews, launching careers, winning international contests, and touring around the world … now adds to its proud record of presenting new music,” writes Janos Gereben in Monday’s (2/26) San Francisco Classical Voice. “The SFSYO will play the world premiere of Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi’s …within the shifting grounds … at the March 4 concert in Davies Hall. This is a partnership and co-commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble… The performance of Abbasi’s work will be live-streamed on the Symphony’s Facebook page on March 4 at approximately 2:20 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Abbasi … is the winner of the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. SFSYO Music Director Christian Reif, [who] conducts the concert, [says] the piece is ‘evocative of sounds you’d hear in nature …’ ICE members and the composer have been in San Francisco for several days of rehearsals and score readings…. [Also] on the program [are] Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 … Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzon septimi toni à 8 and Sonata pian’e forte, Carl Ruggles’s Angels for muted brass, Richard Strauss’s Serenade in E-flat Major, Opus 7, and Michael Burritt’s Fandango 13.”

Posted March 1, 2018

San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor Christian Reif leads the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra