San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s five-concert 2021-22 season

Posted on: November 19, 2021

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform its season-opening concert on November 21 at Davies Symphony Hall, featuring Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), led by Music Director Daniel Stewart. The concert also will feature the orchestra’s 2019 concerto competition winner, Shun Lopez, performing Hristo Yotsov’s Concerto for Drum Set and Symphony Orchestra. The season will also include performances of Peter and the Wolf (December 12) on a program also including “Hlonolofatsa Bacchanale,” a traditional South African song arranged by San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor of Engagement and Education Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and sing-along carols. A family program on April 9 will feature Holst’s The Planets; concerts on March 6 and May 29 will feature music by Gabriella Smith, Mason Bates, Caroline Shaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Johannes Brahms.