Julia Bullock named as member of San Francisco Symphony’s new artistic leadership organization model

Étude Arts congratulates Esa-Pekka Salonen on his appointment as the next Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. And, we celebrate Julia Bullock’s participation in Mr. Salonen’s innovative artistic leadership model for the organization. Anchored by a group of eight collaborative partners from a variety of cultural disciplines, this artistic leadership group of extraordinary artists, thinkers, and doers embarks on a future of experimentation by collaborating on new ideas, breaking conventional rules, and creating unique and powerful experiences in and around the concert experience. The group comprises eight artists from varied creative realms: pianist, film producer, and composer of award-winning film scores Nicholas Britell; classical singer Julia Bullock, who has made social consciousness and activism fundamental to her work; flutist, educator, and advocate for new and experimental music Claire Chase; composer, new music curator, and guitarist of The National Bryce Dessner; violinist and one-of-a-kind musical director Pekka Kuusisto; composer and sought-after artistic collaborator Nico Muhly; artificial intelligence entrepreneur and roboticist Carol Reiley; and jazz bassist, vocalist, and undefinable artist Esperanza Spalding.