The San Francisco Symphony is a 108-year-old international cultural touchstone with a legacy of rewriting the rules to advance the relevance of the orchestral arts. The organisation has passed the baton to visionary conductor and composer Esa–Pekka Salonen, and is transforming programming approaches and subverting hierarchy of the industry through a DEI-focused organisational overhaul. Collins was invited to clarify, define and express this vision with the Symphony, re-asserting classical music as a crucial contemporary art form – staying rooted in community and strengthening century-old bonds.
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