San Francisco Symphony to perform multimedia concerts during Global Climate Action Summit

Posted on: August 16, 2018

The San Francisco Symphony will perform four concerts and present a pre-concert panel discussion as an affiliate event of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this September. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct the orchestra and pianist Yuja Wang in September 13-16 concerts featuring Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and Castiglioni’s Inverno in-ver, a series of musical poems depicting winter scenes conceived and directed by Tilson Thomas accompanied by video projections by Clyde Scott and lighting designed by Luke Kritzeck. Vocalist, songwriter, and banjo player Abigail Washburn will perform songs reminiscent of Depression-era Appalachia, accompanied by projected images following the trajectory of climate change from the earth’s coal mines to its vanishing glaciers. The images are from COAL + ICE, a documentary photo and video exhibition at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture from September 4 to 23. Tom Corwin, Festival Creative Director of COAL + ICE, will lead a pre-concert panel discussion an hour before each concert. The Global Climate Action Summit takes place from September 12 to 14 in San Francisco.

Posted August 16, 2018