Conductor Michael Morgan, music director of the Oakland Symphony in California, will make his San Francisco Symphony debut April 30-May 2, 2020. Morgan will bring a whole new program to the symphony. The concert will include a performance of Florence Price's 1940 Symphony No. 3, the first local performance of Carlos Simon's 2019 work AMEN! as well as Brahms' Alto Rhapsody with mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson, and Franck's The Cursed Huntsman.
Morgan is also the conductor of the Gateways Music Festival held bi-annually in Rochester, New York. Mr. Morgan conducted the first Gateways Music Festival in Winston‑Salem, N.C. in 1993, where it all started under the leadership of Armenta Adams (Hummings) Dumisani, a former Associate Professor of Music at the Eastman School of Music. After an interlude of several years, Morgan returned to the GMF podium in 2011.