The San Francisco Symphony has just announced its plans for the upcoming 2017-18 season, which include a centennial tribute to Michael Tilson Thomas‘ longtime friend and colleague Leonard Bernstein, a semistaged production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, another recording for their SFS Media label, and a roster of outstanding soloists and guest conductors.
There’s more information about the season at the San Francisco Symphony website.
Their focus on Bernstein stretches throughout the season, with works MTT has chosen to represent the breadth of his repertoire: a hint of things to come with the Overture to Candide at the opening gala (there will be a full concert production of the opera later in the season); the Chichester Psalms; his piano and orchestra Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety with Jean-Yves Thibaudet; more vocal and jazz-tinged works; plus the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and the complete soundtrack played live as part of the Film Series. Daniil Trifonov will be in residence with a solo Chopin recital, a duet program with Sergei Babayan, and a Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Symphony. At the end of the season, the original, less-frequently heard version of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, in a semi-staged production of the famed opera. Stanislav Trofimov will be singing the title role.