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CAMA - March 28, 2018 - Program Notes - San Francisco Symphony - International Series at The Granada Theatre

CAMA's International Series Presents San Francisco Symphony Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The Granada Theatre, 8:00 PM Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director Gil Shaham, Violin Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (1935) Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.5 Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony is among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra. He has won eleven Grammys® for his recordings, is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and is a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® Award-winner, also named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. SEASON SPONSOR: SAGE Publications PRIMARY SPONSOR: The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund PRINCIPAL SPONSOR: Herbert & Elaine Kendall SPONSORS: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation Fran & John Nielsen The Shanbrom Family Foundation CO-SPONSORS: Anonymous Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher Mahri Kerley/Chaucer’s Books Lynn P. Kirst Jocelyne & William Meeker Val & Bob Montgomery •

CAMA - March 28, 2018 - Program Notes - San Francisco Symphony - International Series at The Granada

Presenting the world’s finest classical artists since 1919 Spencer-Lowel SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR GIL SHAHAM VIOLIN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 The Granada Theatre, 8PM