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San Francisco Symphony Names Esa-Pekka Salonen As Its Music Director

The Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Andrew Eccles /Courtesy of the artist


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The Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Andrew Eccles /Courtesy of the artist

In a move that is astonishing much of the classical music world, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announced Wednesday that it has appointed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as its next music director, beginning in September 2020.

The 60-year-old Salonen is already a well-known and widely loved name in California and far beyond. From 1992 to 2009, he was the music director of the Los

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/05/673741194/san-francisco-symphony-names-esa-pekka-salonen-as-its-music-director

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