Cellist Gautier Capuçon joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for the U.S. premiere of the Cello Concerto by heralded film and concert composer Danny Elfman.

Danny Elfman’s Cello Concerto is a San Francisco Symphony commission. Elfman has scored more than 100 films and is widely known for his collaborations with director Tim Burton. In recent years, he has turned increasingly to writing for the concert hall, and this evocative concerto was composed especially for Gautier Capuçon.

The program is framed by showpieces for two sections of the SF Symphony:

  • Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments marries the composer’s flair for shock and drama with perhaps an even greater surprise, a supremely serene and understated finale.
  • The string section gets the last word with Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s charming and sumptuously romantic Serenade for Strings.

Longtime collaborators Music Director Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and cellist superstar Gautier Capuçon continue the dialogue of musical minds with this concert.

Dates: November 11, 12 and 13, 2022
Address: Davies Symphony Hall – 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
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Pre-Concert Talk: There is an informative “Inside Music” talk from the stage with Peter Grunberg. Free to all ticketholders, these talks begin one hour before the show.

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