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San Francisco Opening Gala

Davies Symphony Hall, San Fransisco

2023

59 Productions worked with San Francisco Symphony to create bespoke animation and lighting design for their opening Gala concert. We were challenged to incorporate AI-generated material into the show, exploring ways in which this rapidly evolving technology can bring new possibilities to design for live performance. The Gala included images inspired by famous paintings, AI-generated characters and additional AI technology that responded to musical and lyrical stimuli to drive the creation of visual material live on stage.

Opened 25 September 2023

Davies Symphony Hall, San Fransisco

Credits

Conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen

Baritone
Simon Keenlyside

Hip-hop artist
Kev Choice

Freestyle artist
Anthony Veneziale

Soprano
Hila Plitmann

 

San Fransisco Symphony

Repertoire

Don Juan
Richard Strauss

Songs of a Wayfarer
Gustav Mahler

Rap notes 
Anders Hillborg

Boléro 
Maurice Ravel

San Fransisco Symphony Team

Music Director 
Esa-Pekka Salonen

Chief Artistic Director 
Phillipa Cole

Creative Director 
Larry Williams

Senior Operations Director 
Andrew Duboswki

Creative Technology Advisor
Luke Ritchie

59 Team

Project Director
Benjamin Pearcy

Producer
Rebecca Collis

Designer
Simran Phull

Programmer
Brad Peterson