Program Schedule (2019-2020)

Our 2019-20 Season at a Glance

Program Schedule


Sep 28, 7:30 pm & Sep 29, 2:00 pm

Norman Gamboa, conductor
Jassen Todorov, violin

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

Bulgarian violinist Jassen Todorov, professor at San Francisco State, joins the orchestra in a concert featuring two of the towering works of orchestral literature.


Nov 16, 7:30 pm & Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Norman Gamboa, conductor
Pierce Wang, violin
(SFCM Pre-College Competition Winner)

ROSSINI Semiramide Overture
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

The orchestra presents the winner of the 2019 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division Solo Competition celebrating the next generation of talented musicians.


Feb 1, 7:30 pm & Feb 2, 2:00 pm

Norman Gamboa, conductor

DEBUSSY Images for Orchestra
BERLIOZ Romeo & Juliette – Love Scene
RAVEL La Valse

An evening of delightful French music filled with velvety-rich harmonies and exquisite orchestral color, mysterious in its beauty and subtle charm.


Apr 4, 7:30 pm & Apr 5, 2:00 pm

Norman Gamboa, conductor
Samuel Ramírez, viola

SILES Viola Concerto
MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Venezuelan violist Samuel Ramírez joins the orchestra in the premiere by Costa Rican composer Berny Siles. Then our season concludes with Mahler’s powerful 5th Symphony.