SF Symphony and Cartier present multi-sensory 'Prometheus: Poem of Fire', March 1-3
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SF Symphony and Cartier present multi-sensory 'Prometheus: Poem of Fire', March 1-3


Hear, see, smell, taste, and feel a truly synesthetic work of art.

The San Francisco Symphony has collaborated with Cartier to present a multi-sensory production of Alexander Scriabin’s tone poem Prometheus, The Poem of Fire. This one-of-a-kind presentation combines music, lights, and scent cues by Cartier for an immersive concert experience.

Alexander Scriabin’s symphonic poem Prometheus, The Poem of Fire celebrates synesthesia and cosmic unity. Devised by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Cartier in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent, the San Francisco Symphony and Cartier present a multisensory production of Prometheus. This collaborative world premiere combines dynamic musical and light performance with olfactory curation, subsuming audiences in Scriabin’s creative vision more than a century after the piece of total art was composed.

Also on the program: Béla Bartók’s bloodthirsty fairy tale Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.

// March 1–3 at San Francisco Symphony, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets are available now at sfsymphony.org.

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