Awesome Movies & Concerts at SF Symphony this Summer
This post and the discounted tickets for BAS readers were made possible by Summer with the SF Symphony concert series. Incredible shows are happening this July.
Amazing music & movie magic at the Symphony this Summer! The live musical scores and screenings of some of the greatest films every made is an incredible treat to see. The musical guests who are coming to play with the symphony are fun and exciting too. Check out the line-up bellow, and get your tickets before they sell out!
The Music of John Williams
Thursday, July 6 – Friday, July 7
The music from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter by the undisputed king of epic film scores: John Williams. Relive all the adventure, fun, and magic of these classic films. Please note: this particular concert does not contain film clips
Moulin Rouge with the SF Symphony
Saturday, July 8
From the poignant and heartrending songs of Edith Piaf to the spirited “Can-Can,” the San Francisco Symphony celebrates all things French with Pink Martini’s force of nature, vocalist Storm Large
Jaws: Feature Film with the San Francisco Symphony
Thursday, July 13 – Friday, July 14
Duuun-dun, Duuun-dun…Dun-dun-dun-dun!! Watch Steven Spielberg’s action-suspense blockbuster film as the SF Symphony performs John Williams’ iconic score live! Follow each nail-biting twist on the big screen as a seaside community is terrorized by a great white shark. Widely considered one of the most influential adventures in film history, don’t miss your chance to experience this classic of American cinema in a whole new way. Promo code: BASJAWS to get $29* tickets.
Pixar in Concert with Live Orchestra
Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16
From Toy Story to Finding Nemo, Pixar films have given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters on screen. This summer, Pixar in Concert offers musical selections from box office hits like Ratatouille, Monsters University, and Up, performed live by the San Francisco Symphony while clips are projected on the big screen. Fun for the entire family.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday, July 16
Evoking the colors and rhythms of Latin America, it’s an evening of vibrant music by 20th Century Mexican composers performed by one of Mexico’s most exciting orchestras. The program also features Copland’s iconic musical portrait of a dance hall in Mexico City, El Salón Mexico and Gershwin’s Catfish Row Suite from Porgy and Bess with sensuous music inspired by spirituals, jazz, blues, and Broadway.
Experience the exuberance, joy, and brilliance of great American music. Hear a musical portrait of a bustling city in Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Then, listen for syncopated Latin rhythms telling the story of the impossible romance of two star-crossed lovers in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. The program closes with roots musician Rhiannon Giddens exploring musical narratives of the American south, drawing inspiration from Odetta to Nina Simone, with the San Francisco Symphony.
Ben Folds with the San Francisco Symphony
Friday, July 21
Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of his generation, pianist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds joins the SF Symphony for a concert of hits spanning his decades-long career as a solo artist and frontman of alternative rock trio, Ben Folds Five. Spend an evening with this multitalented musician who brought you hits like “Brick,” “Annie Waits,” and “The Luckiest.”
Holst’s The Planets with the San Francisco Symphony
Saturday, July 22
Travel to other worlds and back as the San Francisco Symphony performs Holst’s orchestral suite, The Planets. Inspired by ancient astrology, the composer evokes each celestial deity, from Mars’ short temper to Venus’ beautiful tranquility, Jupiter’s jovial dance, and Neptune’s mystical wisdom. Conductor Edwin Outwater leads this other-worldly evening of expressive music.
A Beethoven Celebration
Thursday, July 27
The San Francisco Symphony performs an all-Beethoven program featuring his beloved final piano concerto. Let this magnificent music sweep over you with its emotional power and exuberance. Then, hear his Seventh Symphony, a work so popular that at its premiere the audience demanded an encore of the Allegretto movement mid-performance
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
Friday, July 28 – Saturday, July 29
Evoking a range of vignettes, including the magnificent Gates of Kiev, a busy marketplace, the lively games of children, and Roman tombs, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition paints vibrant scenes through powerful and electrifying music.