San Francisco Symphony Releases Digital Audio And Video Recordings Of Kev Choice’s Movements
The San Francisco Symphony releases digital audio and video recordings of Kev Choice’s Movements on SFS Media, available September 24, 2021 wherever music is streamed and downloaded.Originally recorded in August 2020 as part of the Symphony’s CURRENTS series and featuring performances from Kev Choice, AÏMA the DRMR, and local artists alongside San Francisco Symphony musicians, Movements was first heard in CURRENTS: From Scratch on September 3, 2020. In Movements, Choice skillfully interweaves elements of Hip Hop, Classical, Jazz, Soul, and Funk, along with socially conscious lyrics to offer a reflection of our times, creating a unique sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a virtuoso exercise in combining multiple musical and verbal strains into a tight artistic weave.” Movements will be available September 24, 2021 in 24-bit/96kHzstudio master-quality as a digital download and streaming; the music video and the audio will be distributed on all applicable digital service providers worldwide. For more information, program notes, and performance video footage, visit sfsymphony.org/movements, and check out this promotional video clip to get some insights about Movements from Kev Choice.
Kev Choice comments, “I made it a point with Movements to reflect what was going on right now, in our current times, the things that I see in my community, the things that I see in our streets, the uprisings, the voices of the people standing up, how it's really affecting us and how we're responding to it….And where we're trying to go with this movement, which is a continuation of so many of other movements of social justice that I would say our ancestors have been fighting for years and decades….And just tie it all into how this music is a reflection of that.”
04 June 2020
The San Francisco Symphony Honors Michael Tilson Thomas' Remarkable 25-Year Tenure As Music Director
The San Francisco Symphony honors Michael Tilson Thomas’ remarkable 25-year tenure as Music Director with MTT25: An Online Tribute — featuring expanded digital content, virtual events, and more, June 4–28, 2020.
Exclusive content from MTT’s 25 years as Music Director—including archival audio recordings, videos, photos, and personal memories to be released daily for 25 consecutive days, beginning June 4th.
MTT25 culminates in global virtual event on June 28 at 5pm PDT, hosted by Audra McDonald and Susan Graham and featuring musical performances by renowned guest artists, members of the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, and plenty of surprises.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The San Francisco Symphony today launches MTT25: An Online Tribute—a special 25-day digital tribute in honor of Michael Tilson Thomas’ (MTT) extraordinary 25-year tenure as Music Director. The 2019–20 season marks Tilson Thomas’s 25th and final year leading the San Francisco Symphony in what is widely considered one of the most remarkable and productive artistic partnerships in the orchestra world. From June 4 through 28, the San Francisco Symphony will release original and archival content daily, highlighting achievements, milestones, artistic projects, and relationships illustrative of MTT and the Orchestra’s dynamic 25-year partnership. Each day will be anchored by a specific season in MTT’s tenure—beginning today with the inaugural 1995–96 season—which will be showcased with a unique, evolving, and exciting mix of visuals and storytelling.
Activities culminate with MTT25: An Online Tribute Event for Michael Tilson Thomas on June 28, 2020 at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT, hosted by famed vocalists Audra McDonald and Susan Graham, and featuring contributions and tributes by musicians of the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, an array of distinguished guest artists, and many surprises. This global celebration of Michael Tilson Thomas will stream free of charge on the Symphony’s YouTube channel YouTube.com/SFSymphony.
“Sharing musical experiences in innovative and accessible ways has been a quintessential element of Michael’s 25-year partnership with the San Francisco Symphony,” says San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson. “As we re-envisioned how we would recognize the conclusion of his remarkable tenure as Music Director in the absence of live performances, we focused on two things that hold great personal importance to MTT—the lasting relationships that have grown between Michael, the Orchestra, and musical friends around the world; and the music itself. It is our intent that this 25- day online tribute will connect longtime patrons and new audiences alike through music, people, and stories that illustrate MTT’s legacy of generous and adventurous music making in San Francisco.”
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