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[Canceled] Tchaik 5 & Mason Bates’ World’s Greatest Synth

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony [Canceled] Tchaik 5 & Mason Bates’ <em>World’s Greatest Synth</em>

This week, the San Francisco Symphony brings together two composers—one past and one present—for an inspired pairing of audience favorites. Guest conductor Teddy Abrams leads the orchestra in the West Coast premiere of World’s Greatest Synth by the internationally renowned Bay Area composer Mason Bates. A fixture as a DJ in the splashiest nightclubs around town, Bates turns his ear for layering sound, rhythm and texture upon the infinitely variable palette of the symphony orchestra (plus a pair of laptops). Bates' work appears side-by-side with another master musical colorist—but in a 19th-century aesthetic—Tchaikovsky, who delivers a volcanic rush of irresistible melodies in his thundering Symphony No. 5.

Additional Dates:
Thu April 16, 2020 8:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall
Sat April 18, 2020 8:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall

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Second Essay for Orchestra

Mason Bates

World’s Greatest Synth (SFS Co-commission, West Coast Premiere)


Symphony No. 5