Handel's Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
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The last date listed for Handel's Messiah was Saturday December 15, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Listen to an audio sample of Messiah.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to the concert.
Few pieces can deliver a fresh perspective each time they are heard. Handel’s Messiah is one of those works that yields a new secret on every hearing. Composed in 1741, it reportedly was a favorite work of Beethoven for its “sublimity of language.” For modern listeners, it holds a place of reverence in the canon for its universal appeal and moments of timeless expression.
- Handel *Messiah **
Artists: ** Ragnar Bohlin conductor
Joélle Harvey soprano
Jennifer Johnson-Cano mezzo-soprano
Andrew Stenson tenor
Michael Sumuel baritone
San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
The concert runs approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission.
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.