Dec 10, 2014
This weekend Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct the inaugural musical event at SoundBox, the San Francisco Symphony’s new experimental performance venue and late-night live music series taking place backstage at Davies Symphony Hall. MTT leads a sold-out performance that spans over ten centuries of music from around the world in the new space that welcomes culturally-adventurous listeners to evenings of eclectic musical exploration and discovery, all in a nightclub-like setting.
“SoundBox is a new and experimental space for all kinds of music,” MTT explains. “Part of the experience of being in this space will be to hear music of many different eras, from the earliest music, Gregorian chants, going back to the ninth century, to the newest music, which is being written as we speak! To have a space in which the audience and musicians can explore this huge swath of time together is something I’ve always dreamed of, and now we have it.”
At SoundBox, listeners are invited to experience live music in an intimate and casual environment while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails and gourmet snacks from the in-house bar.