Esa-Pekka Salonen & Emanuel Ax

Presented by San Francisco Symphony

In Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Brahms travels in time, using ancient musical forms to explore possible futures. In Beethoven's Second Symphony, anarchic glee subverts Classical elegance. Between the two big Bs, precisely in the present, Esa-Pekka Salonen debuts his longtime friend Anders Hillborg's witty and colorful new Piano Concerto, performed with genial sophistication by soloist Emanuel Ax.

Hear from composer Anders Hillborg in a preconcert discussion before Thursday’s performance.


City: San Francisco

Program Items

Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Anders Hillborg Piano Concerto [San Francisco Symphony Commission and World Premiere]
Symphony No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven


Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano
San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States