The San Francisco Symphony will be doing their part to honor and uplift Ukraine at their concert on Saturday, April 9. The scheduled concert, which features Giancarlo Guerrero as conductor, will be preceded by an hour of chamber music in the lobby. The Ukrainian National Anthem will then be performed at the beginning of the concert.
The concert will begin at 7:30pm, but doors open at 6:30pm and guests can enjoy chamber music from a quartet of SF Symphony musicians in the lobby. During that time representatives from Nova Ukraine will be present to discuss relief efforts and facilitate donations.
At the top of the concert, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero will begin by leading a performance of the Ukrainian National Anthem, and percussionist Victor Avdienko will perform a Ukrainian bell peal with bells courtesy of Blagovest Bells.
Guerrero will then conduct a program of four parts with Timothy McAllister on saxophone and Daniel Binelli on bandoneon, a type of instrument similar to an accordion which is popular in Latin America. The program will showcase Adolphus Hailstork’s An American Port of Call, the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Triathlon with McAllister taking center stage, Antonio Estévez’s Mediodia en el Llano, and Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonia Buenos Aires.
Be sure to get tickets to this gorgeous concert conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, or arrive at 6:30pm to enjoy chamber music and make a donation in support of Ukraine.
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