June 9 - American Orchestra Forum and First San Francisco Concert
San Francisco, 6/9/12: (From far left) Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers, Play On, Philly! Founder Stanford Thompson, Vice President for Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman, and moderator Steve Wynn participate in the San Francisco Symphony's American Orchestra Forum, a series of discussions exploring the role of the 21st-century orchestra. Held in honor of the Symphony's 2011-12 centennial season, the Orchestra was the last of six invited orchestras to visit in honor of the season-long celebrations.
|San Francisco, 6/9/12: Play On, Philly! Founder Stanford Thompson looks on as Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers talks during the Orchestra’s behind-the-scenes American Orchestra Forum roundtable discussion with moderator Steve Wynn. Topics of discussion included the Orchestra’s recent Residency and Tour of China, community engagement, and music education. The conversation will later be available as a podcast.|
|6/9/12, San Francisco: San Francisco Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink (left) chats with President and CEO Allison Vulgamore (center) and Vice President for Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman (right) following the Orchestra's behind-the-scenes American Orchestra Forum roundtable discussion.|
|6/9/12, San Francisco: The Philadelphia Orchestra was the last of six major orchestras invited to perform as part of the American Orchestra Series, held by the San Francisco Symphony in honor of its 2011-12 centennial season. The Orchestra performed in San Francisco's Davies Hall on Saturday, June 9, in the first of two concerts this weekend. Photo by Stefan Cohen|
|6/9/12, San Francisco: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit leads the Orchestra during the evening performance in San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday, June 9. Photo by Stefan Cohen|
|6/9/12, San Francisco: Soloist Louis Lortie joined Maestro Dutoit and the Orchestra as featured soloist in a performance of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. The evening program also featured performances of Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Photo by Stefan Cohen|