MTT & San Francisco Symphony present week-long celebration of Steve Reich

Aug 12, 2016

Honoring Steve Reich’s 80th birthday, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present a week-long celebration of the composer this September.

The week begins with the Symphony’s Opening Night Gala on September 7, highlighting Reich’s Three Movements. Concerts on September 9 & 10 see members of the Symphony joined by contemporary chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird for the SFS premiere of Reich’s Double Sextet.

Culminating on September 11, the celebration features MTT and the SFS in Steve Reich: An American Maverick. MTT hosts the evening, which will spotlight the Symphony alongside special guests Derek Johnson and the Kronos Quartet.

Listen to Reich on recording

Reich: Four Organs
Reich: Tehillim, Three Movements
Reich: The Desert Music
Reich: The Four Sections; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ


Photo: Vahan Stepanyan

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