San Francisco Chamber Orchestra


San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Herbst Theatre, THE VIRTUOSO ORCHESTRA. Gilbertson: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere) Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola Haydn: Symphony No.104, “London” We welcome the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s new Broadcast Music Foundation Composer-in-Residence, Michael Gilbertson, whose award-winning music has been described as “elegant” and “particularly beautiful” by the New York Times and “genuinely moving” by the Washington Post. His Concerto for Chamber Orchestra is the first of three commissioned works planned for Gilbertson’s three-year residency in San Francisco. Our season ends with Haydn’s final symphony, which premiered to great great acclaim in 1795 in London. It is a symphonic tour-de-force, combining splendor with lighthearted brilliance, and is the perfect capstone for our 65th season of great music.