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San Francisco Symphony Edwin Outwater, Conductor

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) returns for its annual summer performance at Stern Grove Festival. Led by conductor Edwin Outwater and featuring contralto Lauren Decker, the SFS performs a selection of classical favorites:

Felix Mendelssohn Fingal’s Cave Overture, Opus 26
Edward Elgar Sea Pictures, Opus 37
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Marche slave, Opus 31
Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas since 1995, the Orchestra is a leading presence among American orchestras at home and around the world, celebrated for its artistic excellence, creative performance concepts, active touring, award-winning recordings, and standard-setting education programs.The San Francisco Symphony presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 450,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall and through its active national and international touring.

Edwin Outwater

Edwin Outwater is a visionary conductor who is reinventing the concert experience with major orchestras and institutions throughout the world. Equally adept at interpreting canonical masterworks, premiering new commissions, and connecting audiences with repertoire beyond the mainstream, he is, in the words of Michael Tilson Thomas, “one of the most innovate conductors on the scene today.”

Other Activities

  • Artist Talk at noon in the Trocadero Clubhouse with SFS Artistic Administrator James Utz interviewing Edwin Outwater.
  • KidStage at noon in the West Meadow with an instrument exploration station and a percussion demonstration and workshop with Rising Rhythm.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon, courtesy of Office Yoga, in the West Meadow with instructor Adesina Dowers-Cash.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Sunrise Deli, Humphry Slocombe and Jack Rabbit.

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.

This concert is made possible with support from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.