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City by the Bay, We Salute You!

City by the Bay, We Salute You!

Gustavo Dudamel and members of the orchestra celebrate the SF finale.

We're 2 for 2 in San Francisco! The LA Phil's second night at Davies Hall yielded a second standing ovation from the audience after the orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang concluded Wednesday's program featuring Daníel Bjarnason's new work Blow Bright, Brahms' Second Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Orchestra and audience in a mutual salute after Wednesday night's performance.

More evidence of all of this shared admiration exists backstage in the halls of Davies:

LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen wished the SFS his best.

LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel left his heart in San Francisco.

So, with the stage UN-set and with happy (and premium-wine-soaked) hearts, we're heading out on the next leg of our North American Tour.

(And we're coming for you, Kansas City!)

Violinists Nathan Cole and Martin Chalifour walk offstage after Wednesday night's performance.