Edo de Waart Conducts Saint-Saëns at Davies Symphony Hall
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Grammy Award-winning trumpet player/composer Chris Botti returns to Davies Symphony Hall for an evening of jazz classics with the San Francisco Symphony. Swing to the sophisticated sounds of America's best-selling jazz instrumentalist, whose compositions cross a wide swath of genres, often veering into pop territory -- but always maintaining a smooth, seductive sound. Four of his albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard jazz charts, and he's the biggest-selling jazz instrumentalist in the country. Steven Reineke conducts. Learn More
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Former Music Director Edo de Waart returns for the first time since 1997, introducing many listeners to the music of Franz Schreker, whose lush and dramatic work could be considered a precursor to the rich film scoring we know today. Rachmaninoff’s sophisticated Fourth Piano Concerto is characteristic in its enormity, but with an unexpected modernness of sound. In a climactic work suitable for de Waart’s return, thundering Organ Symphony provides abundant thrills.
Edo de Waart conductor
Simon Trpceski piano
San Francisco Symphony
Schreker: Prelude to Act I of Die Gezeichneten
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Organ
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