San Francisco Symphony Tickets
San Francisco Symphony Tickets
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San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony is an orchestra which is based in San Francisco, California. Since September 1995 Michael Tilson Thomas has been its music director. The city life of San Francisco exhibits its interest in music and this can be seen from the integral position San Francisco Symphony has in the culture of the city. The first concert took place under the supervision of Henry Hadley. In the very first concert there were sixty musicians in the orchestra and it included music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Liszt and Haydn. In 1915 the orchestra was handed over to Alfred Hertz who was experienced and had been leading Metropolitan Opera for many years. He played a very significant role in improving the orchestra. It was his idea to force Victor Talking Machine Company to work with them and record at their studio in 1925 at Oakland studio.
Hertz got retired in 1930 and it was then that the downfall of the orchestra started. The conditions worsened day by day and there came a point where the mere existence of the Symphony became questionable, due bankruptcy. At that time the people of San Francisco united and decided to raise funds in order to save this very important and precious part of their culture, from becoming extinct. For this purpose The French maestro Pierre Monteux was hired to bring back the orchestra that the public longed to see. Monteux became successful in his effort to restore it. It was improved so much that NBC started to broadcast some of its concerts. By looking at the improvement and refinement in the orchestra Victor Talking Machine Company decided to renew their contract with San Francisco Symphony in 1941.
After two years the board decided to make Enrique Jordá a Spanish maestro as the music director of symphony. It was under his supervision, that there was a lack of discipline in the orchestra which forced the board to make changes as they could not compromise on the quality of music for which they were famous for. Seiji Ozawa in 1970 became the next music director and it was in his era that a lot of new innovations were made in the presentation and performance of the symphony. His creativity can be seen from the fact that he introduced and devoted a complete concert to Romeo and Juliet and thereby showed the world a new side of the symphony.Ozawa was replaced by Edo de Waart and after Wart came Herbert Blomstedt in 1985.
Then came the extremely talented Michael Tilson Thomas in 1995.He became the music director of the symphony. He with his experience and intelligence took San Francisco Symphony to a place where it had no match. It has become the world’s best orchestra and Michael with his creativity is taking it further towards the pinnacles of glory. He has always stood by the symphony in good as well as bad times. No matter how hard the situation is but Tilson has always made sure that there orchestra emerges out of chaos successfully without damaging their performance.
San Francisco Symphony has the honor of becoming the first to feature in 1926, symphonic radio broadcasting. It went on tours to Asia, Europe and the United States. History bears testimony to the fact that ever since this orchestra has come into existence it has had great and extremely talented singers and musicians as guests. The symphony has performed in different venues at different times which include Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House and Civic Auditorium.
San Francisco Symphony has won numerous awards for the recognition of the talent that it possesses. It has the honor of winning eleven awards from American Society of Composers. The efforts of the Authors and Publishers are recognized in order to appreciate them for the innovation and creativity they have bought by programming new music. In the year 2001 it won Pulitzer Prize for Music. Apart from this there are other prestigious awards that have been given to the symphony for the services rendered by them in the field of music including Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance and Emmy Award for Best Classical Music-Dance Programme.
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