SFCM Orchestra Performs Bates, Stravinsky, and Respighi
The first orchestra concert of the 2017-18 season launches the Conservatory's centennial, a performance featuring works by Mason Bates, Stravinsky, and Respighi. This performance is a part of SFCM's Centennial Celebration Weekend comprising two days of events September 16 & 17 that feature the Conservatory's Orchestra, Pre-College, and chamber music and Technology and Applied Composition programs.
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
Eric Dudley, conductor
Mason BATES: Icarian Rhapsody
STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
$20 General Admission / $15 Students, Seniors, and Conservatory Members
Tickets available for purchase at https://sfcm.edu/events/centennial-celebration-conservatory-orchestra-concert
Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the oldest conservatory in the American West and has earned an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Its faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artists in the fields of orchestral and chamber performance, classical guitar, and jazz. The Conservatory offers its 400-plus collegiate students fully accredited bachelor's and master's degree programs in composition and instrumental and vocal performance.
SFCM was the first institution of its kind to offer world-class graduate degree programs in chamber music and classical guitar. Its Pre-College Division provides exceptionally high standards of musical education and personal attention to more than 200 younger students. SFCM faculty and students give nearly 500 public performances each year, most of which are offered to the public at no charge. Its community outreach programs serve over 1,600 school children and over 6,000 members of the wider community. Notable alumni include violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, soprano Elza van den Heever, Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman and Ronald Losby, President, Steinway & Sons - Americas, among others. The Conservatory's Civic Center facility is an architectural and acoustical masterwork, and the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall was lauded by The New York Times as the "most enticing classical-music setting" in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit sfcm.edu.