Debussy split

San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Debussy

Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

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58 ratings
4.1 average rating
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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

The SFS Orchestra & Chorus completed a masterful program that included multi-media projection with many wonderful sounds, showing off some of the great playing that we have come to expect from this grand band of music makers. The Debussy had many...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Unbelievable value for this rarely heard piece.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

We are fortunate to live in a city with world class cultural experiences ...discounted tickets via Goldstar give us a chance to enjoy things from the Symphony to Segways without breaking the bank. Bank?
What Bank! ?! It's the PIGGY Bank these...continued

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Winsome Venerin
7 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Although I don't go to the symphony regularly, I do know and love a number of works by Debussy and I was really looking forward to this concert. The performance was lovely although quite solemn. Could easily have turned into a snoozefest had I not...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 12 2012

I loved some musical passages and others were boring. The optic effects were marvelous at first and then became tiresome. The singing was spectacular, including soloists and chorale.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

It was an amazing performance by the SF Symphony, and wonderful seats!

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

The Debussy was painful. This particular piece has only been performed 7 times since it was written. There's a reason for it. The first half was great. Why did MTT pick this? Did he really think the majority of the audience would enjoy it? ...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

The orchestra played very well. The Janacek Sinfonietta should have caught fire and didn't, but having said that it was well performed. The Debussy was very strange and very nice at the same time. I'd say it was money well spent for a night at the...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

This was a unique musical performance with interesting visual elements
which I believe enriched the event. I found the music challenging but also moving.

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2 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

What a magnificent performance. This was a once in a lifetime event for me as I doubt it will be performed regularly. I feel very privileged to have seen M.T. Thomas conduct and to have seen and heard this program. Bravo SFS.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

An outstanding performance, by all participants. I, along with the whole audience, was thrilled and responded accordingly.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

It was like theater-as-a-sacred-ritual -- the Debussy lifted one to a higher plane. MTT's conducting of Janacek Symphonietta was crisp and perfect. So glad I could go thanks to Goldstar ticket.

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Calie Candia
2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

The combinations of symphony, theatre, and opera with ethereal video backdrops made this a most interesting performance.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

The playing was wonderful, but that particular piece by Debussy is really flowering and overly religiously romantic. But the show was sold out and to be fair, the piece by Janấček was outstanding!

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

We attended, not because of the headliner, but because of the Janacek Sinfonietta which with its large number of brass instruments was exceptionally beautiful. I'm rating the Janacek piece, though the Debussy piece, more ecclesiastical than to my...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

What an awesome evening. A friend who was in my party has been attending MTT concerts for more than 15 years and thought this was the best one ever!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

WOW WOW WOW. Such a memorable concert. Chorus, narration, use of the Hall's upper tier for horns and voice, and organ!

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