San Francisco Chronicle to Publish Special San Francisco Symphony Centennial Section

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The keepsake section will feature an overview of the accomplishments and activities of one of the world's great symphonies

The San Francisco Chronicle will publish a special tribute to the San Francisco Symphony on Sunday, February 26.

"We are pleased to join with the San Francisco Symphony to celebrate its centennial” said Mark Adkins, president of The Chronicle and SFGate.com. “This section is a tribute to the contributions the symphony has made to the vibrant Bay Area arts scene."

The San Francisco Chronicle will publish a special, commemorative section, highlighting a major milestone in the history of the San Francisco Symphony, on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The section will feature a comprehensive overview of the accomplishments and activities of one of the country’s greatest symphonies. Opening with a message from Musical Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the section traces the Symphony's history from its birth in the wake of the Great Earthquake to its ascendancy as a truly world-class institution always willing to experiment and innovate. Top music experts and writers explore how the Symphony has continued its tradition as “an orchestra for the people,” how it has embraced the latest technology and how its 140 individual members join together to create unforgettable musical experiences for the people of San Francisco.

"We are pleased to join with the San Francisco Symphony to celebrate its centennial,” said Mark Adkins, president of The Chronicle and SFGate.com. “This section is a tribute to the great contributions the symphony has made to the vibrant Bay Area arts scene and to the world of music."

The section will be included in The Chronicle for all home delivery subscribers, as well as at over 12,000 single-copy vendor locations. It will also be distributed at the Symphony's Black & White Ball on June 2, 2012.

The Chronicle is the Bay Area’s leading source for coverage of the Bay Area’s vibrant arts and culture scene. From Thursday’s Ovation and 96 Hours sections to Sunday’s Datebook, The Chronicle offers the most comprehensive coverage of arts and culture, including reviews, listings and artist profiles.

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