San Francisco Symphony and NFL Films: A Concert of Champions

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) joins the San Francisco Bay Area’s Super Bowl 50 festivities with two events celebrating the intersection of sports and music on February 3-4, 2016 in Davies Symphony Hall. Hosted by NFL Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, the concerts feature the iconic music and filmmaking of Emmy Award-winning NFL Films, with conductor Joshua Gersen leading the Orchestra in live accompaniment. Images captured by NFL Films’ cameras over the years will be projected on the stage.

The SF Symphony will provide live orchestral accompaniment to a selection of short documentaries produced by NFL Films, featuring original scores by composers David Robidoux, Thomas Hedden, and Sam Spence. These short films cover topics including the history of the NFL, Super Bowl moments, the life of NFL Films founders Ed and Steve Sabol, and the best of NFL Films’ well-known football follies. The SFS will also perform a selection of orchestral works, to be announced at a later date.

Joshua Gersen conductor
Marcus Allen host, NFL Hall of Fame running back

Pre-concert Dinner Events on Wednesday, February 3:

5PM           Cocktail Reception, Wattis Room

6PM           Dinner, Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall A

8PM           Performance begins

Concert tickets: $50-$195. Includes access to the pre-concert lobby activities in Davies Symphony Hall. These tickets can be purchased here, by calling the box office at 415-864-6000, or at the box office located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.

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