The San Francisco Symphony is one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Every year I program at least one selection of music for the VCS Radio Symphony to perform that is also planned for performance by the San Francisco Symphony during their concert season. This give our amazing students a chance to see and hear a performance of the same work by a world-class professional orchestra in a real concert-hall setting! These are once in a lifetime opportunities to be so connected to a major work of art as students.
In this case the very challenging Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1919) is set for the VCS Radio Symphony to perform in November 8th here in Vacaville at VPAT at 7:30pm. San Francisco Symphony is performing the same work Thursday September 29th at 8:00pm at Davies Hall, San Francisco.