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SoundBox A place for people who love music. An experimental performance space, SoundBox is whatever its curator—and fans—want it to be. SoundBox’s uniquely designed Meyer Sound Constellation system transforms an industrial backstage cavern into any desired acoustic.

The shifting environment and live performances bring you from one moment in time to the next. The music ranges from the threshold of audibility to chaos. Simple rhythmic elements or lone voices build into lush, even extreme soundscapes. Musicians move from one stage to the other, then surround you in the space for a complete perspective shift. Grab a drink or something to eat from the bar, peer into the sunken exhibit of art—and talk with friends about what you just experienced.

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Moments from last night curated by Tyshawn Sorey.Final SoundBox of the season tonight at 9pm.******************📸 Kristen...
03/26/2022

Moments from last night curated by Tyshawn Sorey.

Final SoundBox of the season tonight at 9pm.

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📸 Kristen Loken
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Experience the final SoundBox of the Season. Two incredible nights curated by composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn...
03/25/2022

Experience the final SoundBox of the Season.
Two incredible nights curated by composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey.
Featuring music by all Black composers including:
▪️ Courtney Bryan
▪️ Tyson Davis
▪️ Tania Leon
▪️ George E. Lewis
▪️ Joseph C. Phillips
▪️ Alvan Singleton

Mar 25-26
9pm
https://bit.ly/3LhsArR

Experience the final SoundBox of the season curated and performed by composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey. M...
03/12/2022

Experience the final SoundBox of the season curated and performed by composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey.

Mar 25-26
9pm
sfsymphony.org/soundbox

Conductor and composer Jamie Man curates a SoundBox program delving into the spiritual and corporeal states of ecstasy i...
12/21/2021

Conductor and composer Jamie Man curates a SoundBox program delving into the spiritual and corporeal states of ecstasy in a multisensory odyssey through darkness and light.

SoundBox: Ecstasy showcases the ongoing creative collaboration between Jamie Man and internationally recognized light artist Ben Zamora with an immersive musical experience of sound and illumination.

Jan 14-15

Learn more at sfsymphony.org/ecstasy

12/21/2021
SoundBox: Ecstasy

Curator Jamie Man offers a multisensory odyssey through darkness and light with SoundBox: Ecstasy on sale today at 10:00 AM.
sfsymphony.org/ecstasy
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Become a SoundBox Producer!Get exclusive access to a pre-concert roundtable with curator Quentin Baxter and SF Symphony ...
12/14/2021

Become a SoundBox Producer!
Get exclusive access to a pre-concert roundtable with curator Quentin Baxter and SF Symphony musicians and more. Learn about this elevated experience at: sfsoundbox.com

“SoundBox is extremely important, especially now, because we’re asking a lot of art and culture to get us through a lot ...
12/07/2021
Quentin E. Baxter Builds a SoundBox for the Holidays

“SoundBox is extremely important, especially now, because we’re asking a lot of art and culture to get us through a lot of things — to cross-reference energies. The cross-referencing musically or artistically is what’s needed right now, instead of being singled off one way or the other way . . . Art is supposed to develop, it’s supposed to commingle. I believe that and these are the types of shows that continue to pique interest — where [audiences] can come to something they’ve never been interested in.”
- SoundBox Curator Quentin E. Baxter

Dec 17-18

The polymath composer tells SFCV about his creative process and curating the latest installment of SFS’s genre-busting music showcase.

10/19/2021

Grammy Award-winning drummer/producer and composer Quentin E. Baxter curates a SoundBox program deeply imbued with the musical and spoken rhythms, bold colors, and landscapes that evoke home, heritage, and new horizons.

SoundBox: Embarkation is steeped in the sounds of Baxter’s hometown of Charleston, SC and inspired by the artists and poets who live and work there, including John Duckworth, Marcus Amaker, and Jonathan Green.

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ON SALE NOW

08/12/2021
CURRENTS: FOCUS

Elements of music and performance oscillate in and out of focus in fascinating ways.

SoundBox: Focus, curated by SF Symphony Collaborative Partner and composer Nico Muhly is available on SFSymphony+ to stream today.
sfsymphonyplus.org

04/15/2021

Experience the sonic power of SoundBox: Patterns - Available now at sfsymphonyplus.org

03/11/2021
SoundBox: Lineage | Out Now

Available now on SFSymphony+!

Join the SF Symphony & curator Julia Bullock for SoundBox: Lineage, featuring a musical conversation between century-spanning works.

sfsymphonyplus.org

02/03/2021
Tomorrow! SoundBox: Nostalgia

Tomorrow! SoundBox moves from stage to screen with a must-see program curated by SF Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen:

SoundBox: Nostalgia

Only on sfsymphonyplus.org

01/28/2021
Soundbox: Nostalgia

The SF Symphony's boundary-defying SoundBox series returns in a new dazzling digital form to kick off SFSymphony+, Feb 4.

Join Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen & SF Symphony musicians for works by Missy Mazzoli, Freya Waley-Cohen, & Caroline Shaw.

Only at sfsymphonyplus.org

01/25/2021
Soundbox: Nostalgia

Coming next week! SF Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen curates SoundBox: Nostalgia.

Only at sfsymphonyplus.org

06/23/2020

#MTT25: 2014-15 | It’s MTT’s 20th season—and his 70th birthday! MTT & the Orchestra let their hair down in a star-studded birthday bash & keep the activity buzzing with the innovative launch of SoundBox & an immersive Beethoven festival.

Join the Story: sfsymphony.org/mtt25

From Nina Simone to J.S. Bach, this is music fusion at its most rebellious & dazzling level.SoundBox: Lineage. Apr 24-25...
03/05/2020

From Nina Simone to J.S. Bach, this is music fusion at its most rebellious & dazzling level.

SoundBox: Lineage. Apr 24-25

Learn more -> sfsoundbox.com

This April, SoundBox illuminates a musical family tree like no other.  Curated by Artist-in-Residence and visionary voca...
02/10/2020

This April, SoundBox illuminates a musical family tree like no other.

Curated by Artist-in-Residence and visionary vocalist Julia Bullock, explore a century-spanning program that bridges defiant contrasts while unearthing surprising connections.

From Nina Simone & J.S. Bach to Josephine Baker & Poulenc, see the sparks fly when history bends & legacies collide.

On sale today at 10am.

02/09/2020

SoundBox is back Apr 24 & 25!

See the sparks fly when history bends & legacies collide. Curated by Artist-in-Residence and visionary vocalist Julia Bullock.

General Admission tickets go on sale Monday, Feb 10 at 10am.

Producer Passes on sale now.

Lineage

SoundBox: Modern Sanctuary is underway.📸 Grittani Creative LTD
02/09/2020

SoundBox: Modern Sanctuary is underway.

📸 Grittani Creative LTD

02/05/2020
Grammy-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli brings her consistently inventive & trailblazing spirit to next week's Soundbox ...
01/31/2020

Grammy-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli brings her consistently inventive & trailblazing spirit to next week's Soundbox series as our lead curator.

Producer passes are still available for this rare opportunity to experience an awe-inspiring cathedral of sound, rapturous visuals, & a divine DJ. Feb 7 & 8

Modern Sanctuary

Next month, SoundBox reimagines the idea of sacred space, and explores the ability to create new ones through the powerf...
01/28/2020

Next month, SoundBox reimagines the idea of sacred space, and explores the ability to create new ones through the powerful presence of music alone.

Producer passes still available at sfsoundbox.com

SoundBox: Principia has arrived, & today’s rehearsal is giving us a hint of the wonderful sounds to come.
12/05/2019

SoundBox: Principia has arrived, & today’s rehearsal is giving us a hint of the wonderful sounds to come.

Take a look into our sixth season of SoundBox
11/05/2019
SoundBox Unpacks Its Sixth Season

Take a look into our sixth season of SoundBox

If you want tickets to the SF Symphony’s most popular event, be ready Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.

From the raw spontaneity of jazz to meticulously refined Baroque—all music starts with an improvised spark. This Decembe...
11/05/2019

From the raw spontaneity of jazz to meticulously refined Baroque—all music starts with an improvised spark. This December, SoundBox uncovers the mysterious art of music-making.

Dec 6-7

On sale now.

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A few scenes from this weekend's SoundBox concert.
04/28/2019

A few scenes from this weekend's SoundBox concert.

04/28/2019

Last night’s sold out show explored how language influences the way we think about ourselves, and about life. Repeat performance tonight!

Final rehearsal before tonight’s show!
04/26/2019

Final rehearsal before tonight’s show!

Great news - There are still tickets available for SoundBox! In Syntax we will experiment with the music of language—and...
04/22/2019
SoundBox

Great news - There are still tickets available for SoundBox! In Syntax we will experiment with the music of language—and the language of music—in a showcase of composers who wield text and voice as deft and dazzling instruments. April 26 & 27

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International Women’s Day!! Flashback to the female powerhouse program, ECSTASY, curated by Jamie Man Singing her incredible music and the music of Hildegard von Bingen and others were vocalists Michele Kennedy, Silvie Jensen Natalia Salemmo-Colmenero and myself at SoundBox with members of the San Francisco Symphony With amazing musical direction and leadership by Peter Grunberg, Jeffrey Jordan and David Xiques
International Women’s Day!! Flashback to the female powerhouse program, ECSTASY, curated by Jamie Man Singing her incredible music and the music of Hildegard von Bingen and others were vocalists Michele Kennedy, Soprano Silvie Jensen Natalia Salemmo-Colmenero and myself at SoundBox with members of the San Francisco Symphony With amazing musical direction and leadership by Peter Grunberg, Jeffrey Jordan and David Xiques . . . . #internationalwomensday #womensupportingwomen #operasinger #femaleentrepreneur #femaleartist #femaleempowerment #womeninopera #internationalwomenday #whoruntheworld #whoruntheworldgirls #ontopoftheworld #femaleboss #girlspower #femalemotivation #sopranos #mezzosoprano #sfbatco #sfsymphony #sfsoundbox #sfsymphonymusicians #sfsymphonysoundbox #inspiringwomen
SoundBox returns after nearly two years. Curated by Grammy Award-winning drummer/producer and composer Quentin E. Baxter Dec 17-18. SoundBox: Embarkation is steeped in the sounds of Baxter’s hometown of Charleston, SC and inspired by the artists and poets who live and work there, including John Duckworth, Marcus Amaker, and Jonathan Green. Learn more at sfsoundbox.com
Watch a small group of Premier Ensemble members in tonight's San Francisco Symphony SoundBox program "Metamorphoses," streaming online via SFSymphony+. SFGC joins guest curator and flutist Claire Chase for an exploration of transformation, transfiguration, and becoming anew, including excerpts from Marcos Balter's "Pan." - One-Time $15 Concert Access ➡️https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org/products/claire-chase
Our first in-person activity in over a year! A small group of Premier Ensemble members were invited by the San Francisco Symphony to record Pan by composer Marcos Balter and featuring flutist Claire Chase as part of the SoundBox series.
Some snaps from our shoot 🎥 last night of Marcos Balter’s “Pan” with San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Girls Chorus—excited to put this together for a July 8 release on the SoundBox virtual series alongside beautiful chamber works by Kaija Saariaho and Pauchi. Grateful to this mighty team for enabling us to safely make music again in ensemble formations, and with the most amazing tech team imaginable!
Our 2003 recording of Hildegard von Bingen's O Frondes Virga was featured in the San Francisco Symphony's most recent virtual SoundBox offering, guest curated by soprano Julia Bullock. San Francisco Classical Voice's rave review highlighted how our choristers blended "seamlessly into the voices of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus."
Experience SoundBox: Lineage, a program in which century-spanning works converse with one another, tracing a uniquely personal and musical lineage. Curated by SF Symphony Collaborative Partner and classical singer Julia Bullock. Coming this Thursday to SFSymphony+
Have one extra ticket avail for tonight (Friday), let me know if interested.
WOW! Last night’s sold-out SoundBox: Principia concert was something else. . . Final concert tonight! SoundBox
I have two extra tickets to soundbox tomorrow night. Selling at face value and I’ll be there so can give them to you at the door. Let me know if you’re interested!
In a twist of fate, I now have 2 extra tix for Saturday, December 7. Avail at face value, DM if interested.