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Music for a City, Music for the World

Music for a City, Music for the World

100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony

By Larry Rothe


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In Music for a City, Music for the World, Larry Rothe shares how the San Francisco Bay Area’s love of music, rooted in the Gold Rush, gave birth to a Grammy-winning and internationally acclaimed orchestra. Released in time for the San Francisco Symphony’s celebration of its 100th anniversary, this definitive history—replete with hundreds of archival photos and images—gives readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the world’s foremost orchestras and, in so doing, illuminates the cultural life of a city.

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Size: 9 x 12 in;
Pages: 272 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2011
ISBN: 9780811876001
ISBN10: 811876004
Larry Rothe is co-author of For the Love of Music and longtime editor of the San Francisco Symphony’s program book. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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