On July 3, the SFS will give a free concert in San Francisco's Sigmund Stern Grove as part of the Stern Grove Festival. Resident conductor Edwin Outwater conducts a program including Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Saint-SaêŠn's Piano Concerto No. 2, and Dvoršk's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World").
The orchestra will give another free outdoor concert in San Francisco's Dolores Park on July 24. Outwater again conducts, leading Chabrier's Espaê±a and Habanera, Gabriella Lena Frank's Mesitzo Waltz from Three Latin American Dances, Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol, and excerpts from Bizet's Carmen. The event will also include demonstrations by members of the orchestra, face painting, juggling, and food and beverage vendors.
Ticketed events include outdoor performances on July 4 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and July 16 at Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards, as well as eight concerts at Davies Symphony Hall as part of the Summer in the City Festival. Guest performers include violinist Leila Josefowicz and singers Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan.