Orchestras

San Francisco Symphony

Introduction

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S., celebrates its 20th season with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) in the 2014/2015 season. SFS was established by a group of San Francisco citizens, music-lovers, and musicians in the wake of the 1906 earthquake, and played its first concert on 8 December 1911. Since Tilson Thomas assumed his post as the SFS’s eleventh Music Director in September 1995, he and the San Francisco Symphony have formed a musical partnership hailed as one of the most inspiring and successful in the country. MTT is now the longest-tenured music director for a major American orchestra, and the longest-serving music director in the San Francisco Symphony’s history.

Askonas Holt has arranged tours for the San Francisco Symphony in the UK and Ireland for over ten years, including multiple performances at the BBC Proms and the Barbican Centre in London. We have also toured with the San Francisco Symphony across Europe and Asia. In summer 2015 the orchestra completed a summer festivals tour including concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Usher Hall, Edinburgh,Berlin Philharmonie and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Askonas Holt took SFS to Asia once again in November 2016, for a major tour comprising concerts in Seoul, Tainan, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka and Tokyo.


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Introduction

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S., celebrates its 20th season with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) in the 2014/2015 season. SFS was established by a group of San Francisco citizens, music-lovers, and musicians in the wake of the 1906 earthquake, and played its first concert on 8 December 1911. Since Tilson Thomas assumed his post as the SFS’s eleventh Music Director in September 1995, he and the San Francisco Symphony have formed a musical partnership hailed as one of the most inspiring and successful in the country. MTT is now the longest-tenured music director for a major American orchestra, and the longest-serving music director in the San Francisco Symphony’s history.

Askonas Holt has arranged tours for the San Francisco Symphony in the UK and Ireland for over ten years, including multiple performances at the BBC Proms and the Barbican Centre in London. We have also toured with the San Francisco Symphony across Europe and Asia. In summer 2015 the orchestra completed a summer festivals tour including concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Usher Hall, Edinburgh,Berlin Philharmonie and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Askonas Holt took SFS to Asia once again in November 2016, for a major tour comprising concerts in Seoul, Tainan, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka and Tokyo.