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COAL + ICE at the San Francisco Symphony

September 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018

MTT Conducts Pianist Yuja Wang and Appalachian Spring.

Yuja Wang, the most “uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” (San Francisco Chronicle), joins MTT and the SF Symphony in Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand—a piece whose dark emotional climate is established in its opening seconds. A Global Climate Action Summit affiliate event, this concert also features two seasonally charged soundscapes: icy vignettes in Castiglioni’s Inverno, in-ver, and expansive vistas in Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Adding to this worldwide conversation on the environment, this atmospheric program opens with a performance of traditional songs by vocalist Abigail Washburn, enhanced by projections from the COAL + ICE photo and video exhibition.

Performances scheduled for Thursday, September 13–Saturday September 15 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm.

Pre-concert panel discussions about the arts and social engagement will feature:

September 13, 7:00 pm:
Ellen Friedman
Alonzo King
Moderated by Tom Corwin

September 14, 7:00 pm:
Dave Eggers
Michael Tilson Thomas
Moderated by Orville Schell

September 15, 7:00 pm:
Abigail Washburn
Mary Anne Hitt
Moderated by Tom Corwin

September 16, 1:00 pm:
Clifford Ross
Alice Waters
Peter Sellars
Moderated by Orville Schell


September 13, 2018
September 16, 2018


Davies Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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