FEATURING LINES BALLET | OCTOBER 1, 2021
It’s a new season at the San Francisco Symphony! Join Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, Collaborative Partner Esperanza Spalding, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and the San Francisco Symphony for an inspiring celebration. Be a part of this one-of-a-kind San Francisco event, featuring a pre-concert sparkling wine promenade, an inspiring concert, and festive after-party.
The evening’s program includes John Adams’ Slonimsky’s Earbox, Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia Suite, featuring choreography by Alonzo King and dancers from LINES Ballet, and Silvestre Revueltas’ Noche de encantamiento from his film score La noches de los Mayas. The program culminates with singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding performing songs by Wayne Shorter with the San Francisco Symphony.
On October 1, Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the San Francisco Symphony in the Re-Opening Night Concert, marking their first opening night concert together since Salonen assumed the post of Music Director last season. The program includes John Adams’ Slonimsky’s Earbox, Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia Suite, with dancers from LINES Ballet performing original choreography by Alonzo King, Silvestre Revueltas’ Noche de encantamiento from his film score to La noches de los Mayas, and features singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding and a jazz trio of guest musicians performing Wayne Shorter’s Gaia with the San Francisco Symphony.
Patrons who wish to purchase a VIP Package for Re-Opening Night can choose from several options; information about each sponsor package can be found at sfsymphony.org/ReOpeningNight/vip. Sponsors of the Re-Opening Night Gala celebration support the San Francisco Symphony’s myriad artistic, education, and community programs.
Re-Opening Night will be recorded live for Great Performances on PBS. Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony Reopening Night premieres Friday, November 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.
Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancers: Adji Cissoko | © RJ Muna