San Francisco Symphony Holiday Concerts

When
Wed Dec 19 (full schedule below)
Where
Davies Symphony Hall
Time
7:30pm
Tags
Music

Description

Special guest performers include Pink Martini, Vanessa Williams, Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández, and Midtown Men

The SFS performs live accompaniment to three iconic holiday films including Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas; Love Actually; and Home Alone

Family-friendly performances include the Symphony’s annual Deck the Hall celebrations, Cirque de la Symphonie, Peter and the Wolf performed by the SFS Youth Orchestra with guest narrator Richard Dreyfuss, and ’Twas the Night: A Festival of Carols

Enjoy traditional Christmas music performed by the Orchestra and SFS Chorus with Handel’s Messiah, and Holiday Brass

Edwin Outwater conducts the San Francisco Symphony in New Year’s Gaiety featuring drag sensation Peaches Christ, December 31

The San Francisco Symphony’s (SFS) 2018 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from traditional Christmas classical concerts including Handel’s Messiah and Holiday Brass to family-friendly events including the Orchestra’s annual Deck the Hall concerts; the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie; the SFS Youth Orchestra’s annual performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf; and a chance to sing along to favorite Christmas tunes with ’Twas the Night: A Festival of Carols. Featured guest artists this holiday season include Pink Martini; acclaimed entertainer Vanessa Williams and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; Mariachi Sol de México® de José Hernández; and stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men. Holiday film presentations, featuring the SFS performing the score live, include Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Universal Pictures’ Love Actually, and holiday classic Home Alone. Closing out the holiday season, Edwin Outwater leads the SFS in New Year’s Gaiety, featuring San Francisco’s premiere drag sensation Peaches Christ and other guest stars in a program full of fabulous surprises and dazzling performances.

Schedule
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HOLIDAY SOUL with VANESSA WILLIAMS

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

William Eddins conductor
Vanessa Williams vocalist
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
San Francisco Symphony


ANNUAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2 pm

Christian Reif conductor
Richard Dreyfuss narrator
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra


A MERRY-ACHI CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Mariachi Sol de Mexico® de José Hernández


LOVE ACTUALLY with the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Erik Ochsner conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Craig ARMSTRONG Love Actually

Richard Curtis director


MESSIAH, JANE GLOVER CONDUCTING

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8 pm

Jane Glover conductor
Ying Fang soprano
Elizabeth DeShong mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan tenor
Joshua Hopkins baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony


HOLIDAY BRASS

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Edwin Outwater conductor
Members of the San Francisco Symphony


HOME ALONE with the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Randall Craig Fleischer conductor
Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco, Susan McMane director
The Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Joyce Keil artistic director
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director

Schedule

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Wed Dec 19 (7:30pm)
Thu Dec 20 (7:30pm)
Fri Dec 21 (7:30pm)

Location

location
  1. Davies Symphony Hall 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA