Residents of our fair city will dress in layers for a summertime stroll along the Embarcadero or cheering from the stands at a June Giants game, but the San Francisco Symphony's summer season is heating things up with fiery performances around town.
First up, the SF Symphony performs with Broadway vocalist Capathia Jenkins and award-winning pianist Andrew von Oeyen to present legendary works by George Gershwin.
The American composer and pianist is best known for "Rhapsody in Blue," a concerto that fused jazz and classical music to create one of the world's most recognized pieces of music.
From July through August, film buffs of all ages can relive the magic of four blockbusters — Walt Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and the original "Star Wars" trilogy — as the SF Symphony performs their unforgettable scores live.
On July 12, the Symphony welcomes the world–famous Mariachi Sol de México to the stage, and from July 13-14, Britain's 25-year-old composer and conductor Alexander Prior and Salt Lake City's 25-year-old violinist team with SFS to perform Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Romantic Age masterworks.
For more information on these upcoming performances, check out the full summer schedule at Davies Symphony Hall:
Salute to Gershwin
7:30 p.m. July 3
"The Little Mermaid" feature film with the SF Symphony (children's tickets half price)
7:30 p.m. July 6-7, 2 p.m. July 8
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José Hernández
7:30 p.m. July 12
Decadent Romance: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
7:30 p.m. July 13-14
- "Star Wars" feature film series with the SF Symphony
"A New Hope" — 7:30 p.m. July 18-21
"The Empire Strikes Back" — 7:30 p.m July 26-28
"Return of the Jedi" — 7:30 p.m. July 29 and 7:30 p.m. August 2 - 3
As a bonus, fans can catch the Symphony at major outdoor events around the Bay Area:
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
8 p.m. July 4, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View
Stern Grove Festival
2 p.m. July 22, Stern Grove, San Francisco
Grab your tickets to the SF Symphony's sizzling summer shows before it's too late.
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