San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin soloist

Symphony Hall

The acclaimed San Francisco Symphony return for their eighth Celebrity Series appearance, their final under the baton of visionary music director Michael Tilson Thomas, who has announced his retirement in 2020. The program features “an artist who considers the ordinary unacceptable” (New York Times), the brilliant German violinist Christian Tetzlaff – who has more recently dazzled audiences in recital and chamber performances – in his first Series performance in more than 25 years as an orchestral soloist.


Michael Tilson Thomas Agnegram
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica”

Runtime: approximately 100 minutes with intermission.

Prices, seating sections, and programs are subject to change.

Dress Circle Dinner

Patron Lounge

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Additional support provided by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Boston

This concert is made possible in part by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds with generous leadership support from Eleanor & Frank Pao and Susan & Michael Thonis.

Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

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