San Francisco Symphony’s 2022-23 season: multiple premieres, music by women and composers of color, Europe tour

Posted on: March 30, 2022

“World premieres by an array of American and international composers … a two-week festival of horror-themed music around Halloween, and … director Peter Sellars’ … staged production of Kaija Saariaho’s acclaimed 2006 opera ‘Adriana Mater’ are among the highlights of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2022-23 season,” writes Joshua Kosman in Tuesday’s (3/29) San Francisco Chronicle. “The season … features premieres by … Elizabeth Ogonek … Samuel Adams [and] Magnus Lindberg. It includes a new work by American composer Trevor Weston, which grew out of the Emerging Black Composers Project [with] the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Also in the lineup are … commissioned works by Danny Elfman, Julia Wolfe and Daniel Kidane, a residency by pianist Igor Levit … and appearances by four of the orchestra’s eight Collaborative Partners…. [Music Director Esa-Pekka] Salonen and the orchestra plan to … tour … France, Luxembourg and Germany.… The season features a new profusion of music by women and composers of color, including works by Wynton Marsalis, Hannah Kendall, Outi Tarkiainen, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Reena Esmail, Stacy Garrop and Anna Meredith…. Conductors Elim Chan and Dalia Stasevska and the returns of Jane Glover and Xian Zhang will add to the number of women on the podium.”