- There'll be a big focus on Beethoven. (A focus on Beethoven? Really? Very innovative! Just what we need!)
- John Adams is Project San Francisco Composer-in-Residence, but we're not getting anything new or unfamiliar from him. We're getting repeats of El Nino and Harmonielehrer. Note that he's also new-music big guy at the LAPO.
- Lots of Mahler, this time celebrating the anniversaries of his birth and death.
- Yuja Wang is Artist in Residence. Compare what she'll be doing to what Ann-Sophie Mutter is doing at the NYPO, which will include playing several world premieres.
- Rufus Wainwright will deliver the work he was originally contracted to deliver this season.
- The real commission for the season is from Avner Dorman. David Robertson conducts, not MTT.
- Feldman, Rothko Chapel
- Ellington, various songs
- Revueltas, Sensemaya
- Villa-Lobos, Ciranda das sete notas
- Berg, Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite
- Debussy, Fantasie for piano and orchestra
- Shostakovich, Symphony No. 12
- Kurtag, Grabstein fur Stephan
- Weill, Symphony No. 2
- Mozart, couple of piano concertos
- Rouse, The Infernal Machine
- Silvestrov, Elegy
- Schnittke, Moz-Art ala Haydn
- Khatchaturian, Violin Concerto
Oh, well - sadly, I'll be missing Rothko Chapel. It's on a program with - this is very innovative - the Mozart Requiem, a piece I never want to hear again.
The European tour - but not SF - gets the great Christian Tetzlaff in the Berg violin concerto.
I finally found the season calendar, and I'm sorry to say that it looks like a damn dull season, especially when contrasted with the excitement and new works at both NY and LA.