San Francisco Symphony, outdoors and indoors, summer 2021

Posted on: June 10, 2021

“San Francisco Symphony acts on continuing its return to live concerts with a summer plan,” writes Janos Gereben in Sunday’s (6/5) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Plans call for a free Fourth of July concert in Stern Grove, conducted by Edwin Outwater, and live concerts for audiences through Aug. 13 in two venues: Davies Symphony Hall and Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater…. Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the orchestra in concerts in Davies Hall on July 9 and 16, and in Frost Amphitheater on July 10 and 17. Guest conductors include Outwater, Michael Morgan, Lina González-Granados, and Xian Zhang. Among the soloists: pianists Aaron Diehl and George Li, cellist Pablo Ferrández, SF Symphony Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye and Principal Clarinet Carey Bell…. Attendance at the free performance at Sigmund Stern Grove requires reservations for the first time because of pandemic regulations…. The SF Symphony closes out its summer season with a pair of concerts at Davies Symphony Hall [featuring] selections from John Williams’s film scores.” Concerts will include works by multiple living composers—Anna Clyne, Jennifer Higdon, Quinn Mason, Carlos Simon—plus music by Copland, de Falla, Louise Farrenc, Gershwin, Haydn, Kodály, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Robert Schumann, Sibelius, and William Grant Still.