San Francisco Symphonywikipedia
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an American orchestra based in San Francisco, California.
San FranciscoSan Francisco SymphonySan Francisco Symphony OrchestraSan Francisco Symphony Orchestra & ChorusSan Francisco Symphony & ChorusSan Francisco SymphoniesBlack and White Ballorchestra

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Agnes AlbertAlumni and Friends of the San Francisco Youth Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (founded in 1981) and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus (1972) are part of the organization.
The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) is the youth orchestra of the San Francisco Symphony and a key element of the symphony's community outreach and education programs.

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Chorus
The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (founded in 1981) and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus (1972) are part of the organization.
The San Francisco Symphony Chorus is the resident chorus of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS).

Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson ThomasMTTTilson Thomas
Since 1995, its current music director is Michael Tilson Thomas.
He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and artistic director of the New World Symphony, an American orchestral academy based in Miami Beach, Florida.

The Standard Hour

Hertz also led the orchestra during a number of radio broadcasts, including on The Standard Hour, a weekly concert series sponsored by Standard Oil of California.
The Standard Hour, also known as The Standard Symphony Hour, was a weekly radio broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera first heard in 1926.

Pierre Monteux

MonteuxMonteux, PierrePierre Monteux
Pierre Monteux (1875–1964) was subsequently hired to restore the orchestra.
He led the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1919–24), Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1924–34), Orchestre Symphonique de Paris (1929–38) and San Francisco Symphony (1936–52).

Seiji Ozawa

OzawaOzawa Seiji
He also paved the way for his successor when he invited Seiji Ozawa to guest conduct the orchestra; Ozawa impressed critics and audiences with his fiery Bernstein-like conducting, particularly in the performances of the Mussorgsky-Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, the Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony, and Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.
Seiji Ozawa is a Japanese conductor known for his advocacy of modern composers and for his work with the San Francisco Symphony, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Herbert Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt became music director as of the 1985-1986 season.
Herbert Blomstedt (born July 11, 1927) is a conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony.

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony HallDavies AuditoriumDavies Hall
Since 1980, the orchestra is resident at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in the City's Hayes Valley neighborhood.
The 2,743-seat hall was completed in 1980 at a cost of US$28 million to give the San Francisco Symphony a permanent home.

Alexander Barantschik

He recruited London Symphony Orchestra leader Alexander Barantschik to become SFS concertmaster.
Alexander Barantschik (born 1953) joined the San Francisco Symphony as Concertmaster in September 2001, having served as Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.

Keeping Score

In 2006, the San Francisco Symphony launched Keeping Score – MTT on Music, a series of projects comprising audio-visual performances for DVD and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances, multimedia websites, and educational programs for schools.
Keeping Score is the San Francisco Symphony’s multi-year program designed to make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and musical backgrounds through television, the web, radio, DVDs, and in the classroom.

Henry Kimball Hadley

Henry HadleyHenry Kimball Hadley
The orchestra's first concerts were led by conductor-composer Henry Hadley.
In 1911, he became the first conductor of the San Francisco Symphony.

Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi MenuhinMenuhinSir Yehudi Menuhin
Some of the many soloists who have appeared with the orchestra include violinists Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Efrem Zimbalist; pianists Vladimir Horowitz, Horacio Gutierrez, Vladimir de Pachmann, Peter Serkin, Rudolf Serkin, Ruth Slenzynska, Patricia Benkman, Ozan Marsh, Yuja Wang, and André Watts; and organists Alexander Frey and Paul Jacobs.
His first public appearance, when he was seven years old, was as solo violinist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 1923.

Masterworks Chorale

A highlight of de Waart's final season, 1984–85, was four sold-out performances of Mahler's eighth symphony, incorporating the Symphony Chorus, the Masterworks Chorale, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
In September 1984, Masterworks was one of four choirs to participate in four performances of the Eighth Symphony of Gustav Mahler by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart in Davies Symphony Hall.

Josef Krips

In the fall of 1963, Josef Krips (1902–1974) became music director.
Leaving the Buffalo Philharmonic in 1963, Krips served as the Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony from 1963 to 1970.

Isaac Stern

SternIsaac and Linda Stern FoundationIsaac
Some of the many soloists who have appeared with the orchestra include violinists Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Efrem Zimbalist; pianists Vladimir Horowitz, Horacio Gutierrez, Vladimir de Pachmann, Peter Serkin, Rudolf Serkin, Ruth Slenzynska, Patricia Benkman, Ozan Marsh, Yuja Wang, and André Watts; and organists Alexander Frey and Paul Jacobs.
At his public début on 18 February 1936, aged 15, he played Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Pierre Monteux.

San Francisco Boys Chorus

A highlight of de Waart's final season, 1984–85, was four sold-out performances of Mahler's eighth symphony, incorporating the Symphony Chorus, the Masterworks Chorale, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Boys from the SFBC have regularly performed in productions of the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony.

Edo de Waart

Edo de Waartde Waart
Edo de Waart succeeded Ozawa in 1977.
De Waart made his début at the San Francisco Symphony in 1975.

S&M (album)

S&MS&M (Symphony & Metallica)-Human
In 1999, the Symphony hit a new commercial high on the album S&M with heavy metal band Metallica.
S&M (an abbreviation of Symphony and Metallica) is a live album by American heavy metal band Metallica, with The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Kamen.

KKHI (defunct)

KKHIKKHI-FM
He did agree to allow KKHI to broadcast some of the Friday evening concerts.
KKHI quickly arranged to broadcast many of the Friday evening concerts of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, usually when it was conducted by music director Josef Krips (1902-1974), in stereo from the War Memorial Opera House.

San Francisco

San FranciscoSan Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an American orchestra based in San Francisco, California.
The War Memorial Opera House houses the San Francisco Opera, the second-largest opera company in North America as well as the San Francisco Ballet, while the San Francisco Symphony plays in Davies Symphony Hall.

Enrique Jordá

Enrique '''JordáJordá
In 1954, the board hired Enrique Jordá as music director.
After conducting in Madrid, Cape Town and Antwerp, he was music director of the San Francisco Symphony from 1954 to 1963.

San Francisco Girls Chorus

A highlight of de Waart's final season, 1984–85, was four sold-out performances of Mahler's eighth symphony, incorporating the Symphony Chorus, the Masterworks Chorale, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
Singers may also be selected from Level IV to appear in performances with the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony.

Absolute Jest

John Adams
In May 2015, MTT and the SFS released a live recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, followed by another release in August 2015 - a live audio recording of Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music by John Adams.
The work was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony for the orchestra's centennial.

No Leaf Clover

The track "No Leaf Clover" was number one on the Mainstream Rock Charts, 18 on Modern Rock Charts and 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"No Leaf Clover" is the eighth song on the live album S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony.

Leonard Slatkin

SlatkinLeonard Slatkin
Besides visiting composers, some legendary conductors have led the Orchestra, including Artur Rodziński, Walter Damrosch, Sir Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Andre Kostelanetz, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Bernstein, Guido Cantelli, Victor de Sabata, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Erich Leinsdorf, George Szell, Charles Münch, Paul Paray, Rafael Kubelík, Daniel Barenboim, István Kertész, Karl Richter, Antal Doráti, Leonard Slatkin, Andrew Davis, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Neeme Järvi, Kiril Kondrashin, Eugene Ormandy, Georg Solti, Alex Shkurko, Michael Kamen, Christopher Hogwood and Bruno Walter.
He led a series of Beethoven festivals with the San Francisco Symphony during the late 1970s and early 1980s.