MTT & Audra McDonald Celebrate Symphony Pride
If you can make it over to the City by the Bay on the evening of Tuesday, April 4, you will be treated to an incomparable collaboration between the San Francisco Symphony, led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.
Symphony Pride, a special concert celebrating the Bay Area’s spirit of inclusion and diversity with a focus on the voices of the LGBTQ community, will feature works by LGBTQ musical mavericks that MTT has championed throughout his career, including Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell, Meredith Monk and John Cage.
Davies Symphony Hall will be filled with LGBTQ pride as McDonald joins MTT to perform selections by Bernstein, Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, and more.
McDonald also narrates Aaron Copland’s iconic Lincoln Portrait, a hopeful work he wrote to capture “the magnificent spirit of our country.” (If ever we needed that spirit lifted, this is the time.)
A veteran of Broadway and television, McDonald has long been a passionate advocate and outspoken activist for equal rights and LGBTQ causes. Symphony Pride marks her 11th performance with the S.F. Symphony and MTT.
This is sure to be an exciting, one-time event that you will not want to miss, and the majority of ticket proceeds from Symphony Pride will support social service organizations that provide assistance to the LGBTQ community in the Bay Area.
Tickets start at just $25 and include a complimentary wine reception for those who arrive early.
For more information, visit www.sfsymphony.org/symphonypride.