Esa-Pekka Salonen

This week, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony embark on their first tour together – and the Symphony’s first international tour since 2016 – with performances at the Philharmonie de Paris in France, Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany from March 9–17.

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Orchestra will perform two concert programs in Paris and Hamburg. In Paris on March 10 and in Hamburg on March 15, Salonen and the Orchestra are joined by violinist Johan Dalene. In Paris, the program also features Steven Stucky’s Radical Light and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5. In Hamburg on March 15, the Orchestra will perform Stucky’s Radical Light, as well as Salonen’s own composition, Nyx, and the suite from Bela Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin.

Yuja Wang joins the Orchestra in Paris (March 11), Luxembourg (March 13), and Hamburg (March 16) to perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program in all three cities also features Gabriella Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails, a work inspired by the composer’s experience hiking Point Reyes National Seashore; and Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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