The relationship between John Adams, the composer of Nixon in China, and the orchestra of his home city has lasted over 40 years, taking in the first performances of works such as Grand Pianola Music and Harmonielehre.
In this concert, the San Francisco Symphony perform the UK premiere of a new work by Adams at Royal Festival Hall, commissioned by San Francisco Symphony and Carnegie Hall.
Under Michael Tilson Thomas, the orchestra’s 2012 recording of Adams’ Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine won a Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance.
The 2019/20 season marks Michael Tilson Thomas’ 75th birthday, and his 25th and final season as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
PerformersSan Francisco Symphony
RepertoireJohn Adams: New work for orchestra (UK premiere)