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San Francisco Symphony (Orchestra)

Formed: 1911

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The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an American orchestra based in San Francisco, California. Since 1980 the orchestra has been resident at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in the city's Hayes Valley neighborhood. The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus (1972) are part of the organization. Since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas has been the orchestra's music director. Tilson Thomas is scheduled to conclude his tenure as the orchestra's music director in 2020, with Esa-Pekka Salonen assuming the position of the orchestra's next music director.

Among the orchestra's awards and honors are an Emmy Award and 15 Grammy Awards in the past 26 years.

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