We are entering the centennial season of the San Francisco Symphony. The Library is pleased to join in this celebration with exhibits and programs through the 2011-2012 season.
On the Lower Level of the Library in the Jewett Gallery there is the exhibit Music For a City, Music For the World: 100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony. This exhibit traces the Symphony's history using objects from their own archives. The Symphony has also commission a book written by Larry Rothe that shares its title with the exhibit.
Here, on the Library's Fourth Floor, the Art, Music and Recreation Center has prepared a smaller exhibit The San Francisco Symphony in the Library’s Collections. This exhibit draws from programs, posters, newspaper clippings and other ephemera from our historical files. Both exhibits will be available to view through January 9, 2012.
On Tuesday night, September 13, 2011 at 6 PM we will present our opening program with the Symphony. Larry Rothe and Symphony archivist Joe Evans, the curators of the Jewett Gallery exhibit, will appear in conversation in the Koret Auditorium. This event will be followed by a book signing with Larry Rothe.
All programs at the Library are free and open to the public. Supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
We have many copies of the new book on order. Place a hold to be notified of its arrival.
Music for a City, Music for the World: 100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony by Larry Rothe (Chronicle Books, 2011).