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Beethoven and Mahler's 9th Symphonies, San Francisco Symphony, July 2020

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What happens when a composer reaches his or her 9th Symphony.  We'll find out this month when Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler's 9th (7/14) and Beethoven's 9th (7/28).  Has your time come?

7/7        Stravinsky: Perséphone, The Firebird (Leslie Caron, nar; Nicholas Phan, t; SFS Chorus, SF Girls Chorus, Pacific Boychoir; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

7/14      Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

7/21      Tilson Thomas: From the Diary of Anne Frank Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Isabel Leonard, ms; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

7/28      Berg: Seven Early Songs Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Susanna Phillips, s; Kelley O’Connor, ms; Nicholas Phan, t; Davóne Tines, bar; SFS Chorus; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)