Two of the concerts that visiting conductor Marek Janowski had planned to give with the San Francisco Symphony have been cancelled due to a schedule change. These are the performances that were to be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16. The other two concerts, scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, will still be given, as well as the Open Rehearsal at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15.
The program itself will not be changed. This will be an overture-concerto-symphony concert, beginning with Robert Schumann’s “Manfred” overture (Opus 115), followed by Johannes Brahms’ Opus 102 “double” concerto for violin and cello, and concluding with Schumann’s Opus 97 (“Rhenish”) symphony in E-flat major. The soloists will be violinist Arabella Steinbacher and cellist Alban Gerhardt.
Ticketholders for either May 15 or May 16 may exchange their tickets for either of the two concerts that will still be given. The other options are to exchange for tickets to other concerts, return the tickets as a donation, or request either a refund or a gift certificate. These arrangements may be made through the San Francisco Symphony Patron Services Office by calling 415-864-6000. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.