Introducing Our
Digital Program Guides

We’ve always put great care into the preparation of our beautiful concert program booklets. But we’re also cognizant of the costs to our planet that are imposed by the printing process. Paper, ink, and fuel to transport the booklets from press to concert hall take a toll on our environment. So, we hope that you will appreciate our efforts to conserve natural resources and go DIGITAL.

We’re bringing you an eco-friendly experience by switching to digital program guides: You’ll be able to access lots of content about an upcoming concert in advance so you can learn all about the music beforehand, then just immerse yourself in the performance at the concert venue.

Our Digital Guides include:

• Program Notes
• Artist Profiles
• Texts & Translations
• and more

One week before each performance, we will send an email to ticket holders that contains a link to our online digital materials, including a version that may be printed at home to bring along with you to the concert hall, if you so choose. But we believe that you will prefer the digital option.

Digital Program Guides

Now a little rehearsal of how you'll use our Digital Program Guides!

When you enter the concert venue, you will be handed a compact 16-page mini-booklet. On the inside cover you will find instructions about the three ways in which you can access the digital program guide on your smartphone or tablet:

Scan the QR code with your smartphone’s camera app, or

Text “programs” to 415-223-4456, or

Open the browser on your mobile device and go to:

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Smartphone camera

Open the camera app on your smartphone and point it at the QR code above. 

You will almost immediately see something to click on, which is the web site that your smartphone found by reading the code. Just click and there you are! (If you are using your smartphone to read this message, you won't be able to use this method right now.)

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Text the word "programs" (without the quotes) to (415) 223-4456 

A link will be returned to you that, when clicked, will take you directly to our new Digital Guides. That's very easy. And you can text the same word "programs" at any time to get the link again.

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Open the browser on your mobile device and go to:

Our Digital Program Guides make use of your default browser.

Once you've navigated to our Digital Program Guides, click on the image for the next concerts and familiarize yourself with all the materials that are available to you now on your own device.

Together, we will make much more efficient use of natural resources and greatly reduce waste. You get full program information in a way that’s good for the environment and great for your concert experience!

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P.O. Box 421986
San Francisco CA 94142


Phone: +1 (415) 621 7900 
Fax: +1 (415) 621 7920