Symphonic Amplification Lab

 In this free and interactive online program, we would highlight diverse artists, fun basics of conducting, as well as music’s link to dance and art; all with a sense of joy, discovery and community connection.

Some awesome cross-over listening lists!

To quote the San Francisco Symphony “A symphony orchestra is the center of the community in which it sits, a place where all the musical currents of a city come together. As these currents move forward and change, we discover and change with them.”

Music is music. Check out the San Francisco Symphony’s CURRENTS, a four-part video series and accompanying podcast series featuring music and conversation around the changing perspectives for symphony orchestras today; curated by Michael Morgan and musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, with further learning and exploration led by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.

Click on the picture below to visit the San Francisco Symphony’s CURRENTS/FromScratch page with its amazing crossover listening lists!

Featured Composers

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a classical composer, virtuoso violinist, the conductor of a leading orchestra in Paris and a champion fencer!

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a gifted English composer and conductor who had three tours of the United States in the early 1900’s.

Florence Price was an American classical composer and the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra (Chicago Symphony, 1933).

Nathaniel Dett was a Canadian-American Black composer and Professor of Music, who studied at Columbia and Harvard.