SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

aka San Francisco Symphony   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.sfsymphony.org

Mission

The San Francisco Symphony exists to inspire and serve audiences and communities throughout the Bay Area and the world though the power of musical performance.

Ruling year info

1955

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Spivey

Music Director

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Main address

Davies Symphony Hall 201 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco, CA 94102 USA

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EIN

94-1156284

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Live Performances

Each live performance by San Francisco Symphony artists is a singular opportunity. In coming together for these out-of-the-ordinary occasions, we experience moments of beauty, joy, and unity—moments that can help us lead fuller, more meaningful lives. Our home season consists of nearly 200 performances. Our primary venue is Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, with additional live performances presented at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Laurence Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University, John & Cynthia Gunn Theater at the Legion of Honor, Shoreline Amphitheater, SoundBox, and Sigmund Stern Grove. In addition, the Symphony tours frequently. Annual attendance totals about 300,000.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Ethnic and racial groups

The San Francisco Symphony produces original content inspired by the intersection of music and digital art, utilizing widely available platforms. In a world connected as never before, audiences can experience our distinctive artistry virtually anywhere. Programs include commercial recordings, streaming services, concert films, and radio and television broadcasts. Content is accessed more than 30 million times annually.

Population(s) Served

Young people, families, and local communities flourish from an abundance of free programs centered around our music. By supporting learning and togetherness, we help people to grow, nurture the future, and build a healthier society through music. Programs take place at Davies Symphony Hall, multiple school sites, and community partner locations, and include the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, education programs in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, free ticket initiatives, online resources, special performances, and archives. Annually, these service about 40,000 people.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Young adults
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups
Older adults
Seniors
Young adults
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups
Older adults
Seniors
Young adults
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Board of directors
as of 12/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Priscilla Geeslin

Gail Covington

Matt Cohler

Trine Sorenson

Michael Pierce

F. Curt Kirschner

Paula Blank