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Adieu, Mavericks

MTT slicing ingredients

With the American Mavericks Festival and Tour now complete, Davies Symphony Hall is quiet without percussion polyrhythms coming up through the floors, Paul Jacobs on the Ruffatti organ making us wonder if we just had a minor earthquake, and running into an array of props, sets, and weirdo instruments backstage.  Not to say we’re not […]

WATCH: Live stream 3/17 1:30 pm PDT: “Talking About Creativity” from American Orchestra Forum

John Adams

Join us Saturday, March 17 at 1:30pm PDT for a live webcast of the San Francisco Symphony’s “Talking About Creativity” event, part of our American Orchestra Forum. Hear San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, SF Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink, composers John Adams and Mason Bates, Margo Drakos of InstantEncore.com, Ed Sanders of […]

DJ Masonic at Davies After Hours

DJ Masonic

TGIF!!! Tonight following the American Mavericks Festival performance of Mason Bates’ brand new work Mass Transmission led by Donato Cabrera with organist Paul Jacobs, Mason Bates on electronica, and the grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Bates will reappear in the nightclub-like atmosphere of Davies After Hours in the second tier lobby as his alter-ego, DJ […]

The Newest Maverick

Found on Mason's Facebook page: an etching from the 1928 book "Hallo Bandoeng, hier Den Haag" (meaning "Hello Bandung, here in The Hague") that chronicles the first radio transmissions from Radio Kootwijk in the Netherlands to the East Indies.

The newest maverick on this year’s American Mavericks festival is Mason Bates.  An Oakland resident, Mason has created his own voice by writing music that is not only fun to play but fun to listen to by incorporating electronic elements into his orchestra textures.  He’s this year’s Project San Francisco resident composer here at the […]