Music for a city, music for the world, by Larry Rothe, tells the history of the San Francisco Symphony through words and images.
From the SFS press release: "When the San Francisco Symphony presented its first concert just five years after the 1906 earthquake, its founders intended it to revitalize Bay Area cultural life. Little did they know what they’d started. In Music for a City, Music for the World, Larry Rothe tells the story of the people behind the scenes in an orchestra’s century-long journey through hard times and good times. Published to celebrate the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th anniversary, this comprehensive history, filled with hundreds of archival photos and images, gives readers a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the world’s foremost orchestras, and in doing so it illuminates the cultural life of a city."
The San Francisco Symphony will participate in the January 2013 opening festivities of Stanford's Bing Concert Hall.