Michael Tilson Thomas
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The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announce the launch of SFS Media’s new Digital Concert Series on Apple Music and all major streaming and download platforms. In celebration of MTT’s 25th and final season as Music Director, the series will include live concert recordings from 2019–20 season concerts featuring composers that MTT and the SFS have championed throughout their decades together. This major new addition to the SFS Media catalogue launches with the initial release of five San Francisco Symphony performances conducted by MTT and recorded in 96/24-bit quality in September 2019: Mahler’s Symphony No. 6; Stravinsky’s Canticum sacrum with tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone Tyler Duncan, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 with Oliver Herbert; and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements.

Throughout the season, the Digital Concert Series will grow to include additional 2019–20 recordings – each released approximately one month after performances.

The San Francisco Symphony is also launching an ongoing season playlist named ‘Join the Season’ that will be available exclusively on Apple Music. The playlist will allow global audiences to participate in the ongoing celebration of MTT’s final season as Music Director throughout the 2019-20 Season. Users with Apple Music subscriptions can add the playlist to their library which will automatically add every new work to their Apple Music library. All recordings in the playlist are available as Apple Digital Masters, which optimize native 24-bit files for streaming.

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