For one night only, award-winning hip hop artist, actor, film producer, and poet, Common joins the San Francisco Symphony to perform selections from his latest album, Black America Again, along with some of his most memorable hits. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Davies Symphony Hall behind the scenes during a private backstage tour before taking our reserved seats in the central terrace section — located behind the stage, just feet away from the performance!
About Common: An Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning actor and musician, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed and diverse roles, along with continued success at the box office. In 2015, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated film, Selma, about the civil rights marches that changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for the song Glory, which was featured in the film. Behind the scenes, Common currently serves as executive producer of the Showtime series The Chi, a coming-of-age story set in Chicago. He released his 11th studio album, Black America Again, in 2016. He was most recently featured on Andra Day’s song Stand Up for Something, which he co-wrote with Diane Warren and can be heard in the 2017 film MARSHALL. The song received Grammy, NAACP, and Critics Choice nominations, as well as the Hollywood Song Award at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards.
About the San Francisco Symphony: The San Francisco Symphony sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; Enriches, serves, and shapes cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; Maintains financial stability and gains public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission.
6:30pm: Arrival | 6:45pm: Private Pre-Show Backstage Tour | 7:30pm: Concert
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