• Edgard Varèse: American Mavericks Listening Room

    On March 27, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform a spectacular, ground-shaking ode to our country from the 1920s by a Frenchman who found creative sustenance right here in the Big Apple—Edgard Varèse's Amériques.

    Varèse stated, "[America] meant the unknown. And in this symbolical sense—new worlds on this planet, in outer space, and in the minds of men—I gave the title signifying Americas to the first work I wrote in America."

    Additional extracts and program notes are available in San Francisco Symphony's dedicated listening room here.

    Varèse's Amériques, performed by the San Francisco Symphony 

    March 27, San Francisco Symphony
    American Mavericks
    Edgar Varèse Listening Room 

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