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Bay Brilliant 'Culture Date' No. 2: At the Symphony with Jessica Bejarano

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Conductor Jessica Bejarano outside Davies Symphony Hall. September 6, 2018. (Chloe Veltman/KQED)

Welcome to the latest chapter of KQED Arts’ special, five-part Bay Brilliant audio series!

Each week, KQED reporter Chloe Veltman and producer Ashleyanne Krigbaum head out on a variety of cultural adventures around the Bay Area with a handful of of this year’s Bay Brilliant honorees.

This week, orchestral conductor Jessica Bejarano joins the KQED team for a visit to Davies Symphony Hall. They experience the Symphony’s annual, community-focused “All San Francisco Concert,” a performance aimed at local social service and neighborhood organizations in recognition of their services to the community.

Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in works by Lizst, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky (Jessica’s favorite composer).

Click the play button above to listen to a discussion between Jessica and Chloe about the concert, Jessica’s approach to conducting, and why community service matters to her.


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