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The History and Music Behind the San Fransisco Symphony

A Community Education class at Diablo Valley College

This class will chronicle the early history of the San Francisco Symphony from its beginning years, discussing the various conductors and their influence, different locations and those who backed its development. Listen and watch beautiful performances on DVD with explanations from the current Musical Director, Michael Tilson Thomas and hear the instructor's first person perspective of his experience with various symphonies.