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A Night with San Francisco Symphony Celebrating Steve Reich's 80th Birthday

  • 11 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 201 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102


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Join Cornell NorCal for an evening at the San Francisco Symphony for a concert celebrating Steve Reich's 80th birthday.


Steve Reich, graduated from Cornell University in 1957, is a contemporary composer who was renowned as “America’s greatest living composer” by The Village VOICE, he was awarded the Pulitzer prize in Music for his composition ‘Double Sextet’ in 2009. Steve Reich’s music has been performed by major orchestras and ensembles around the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; The Ensemble modern conducted by Bradley Lubman; the Saint Louis Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin, etc. This year, in celebration of his 80th birthday, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas hosted special events at the San Francisco Davies Symphony Hall, with special guests Kronos Quartet and Eighth Blackbird.


Cornell Alumni are offered with a special discounted price on the night of September 11th with the orchestra sittings. Mr. Steve Reich will stop by after the performance and say hello to us!

Additional tickets can be purchased at 



Sunday, September 11th, 2016

7:00 pm

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102



Anthony Asta,

Director of Events

Cornell Norcal


Avina Sun

Director of Events

Cornell Norcal

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