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San Francisco Symphony Jayce Ogren, Conductor

A beloved tradition at Stern Grove Festival since 1938, the incomparable San Francisco Symphony returns for its annual summer performance, featuring conductor Jayce Ogren and pianist Adam Golka in an afternoon of classics:


Antonín Dvoƙák
    Slavonic Dance in G minor, Opus 46, no.8
    Slavonic Dance in E minor, Opus 72, no.2
    Slavonic Dance in C major, Opus 72, no.7

Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58
        Adam Golka, piano


Jean Sibelius
   Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43


Other Activities:

  • Artist Talk at Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse at noon with James Utz, SFS’s Artistic Administrator interviewing conductor Jayce Ogren and pianist Adam Golka
  • KidStage percussion demonstration and screenprinting with Youth Art Exchange at noon in the West Meadow.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon in the West Meadow.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow
  • Grove Gourmet picnic contest. Enter to win prizes from Anchor Brewing.

San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S., celebrates its 23rd season with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas in the 2017-2018 season. The SFS presents more than 220 concerts annually, and reaches an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, through its multifaceted education and community programs, and on national and international tours.

Jayce Ogren

With mounting success in both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Jayce Ogren is building a reputation as one of the finest young conductors to emerge from the United States in recent seasons.  He has recently been named the new Artistic Director of Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia.

Adam Golka

With his extensive concerto repertoire, Polish-American pianist Adam Golka has appeared as a soloist with orchestras around the globe.


The performance is dedicated to the memory of Elise S. Haas, Stern Grove Festival Association Chair from 1956 to 1968.

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.

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