John Adams Conducts El Niño With the San Francisco Symphony
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The last date listed for John Adams Conducts El Niño was Saturday December 4, 2010 / 8:00pm (Dawn Upshaw).
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San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik leads the orchestra in an irresistible program featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten and Piazzolla. Following a lovely early Mozart Divertimento, Barantschik takes center stage in Mendelssohn's D minor Violin Concerto, one of the Romantic master's finest creations and a delightful surprise for concertgoers who only know its more famous sibling. Britten's gorgeous Simple Symphony salutes the composer's centenary, and the program concludes with the sultry music of another 20th-century master: Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, the "King of Nuevo Tango." Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Linda Ray
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Beautiful music. Very moving and should become a holiday tradition. I noted a link between the massacre of Mexican students in 1968 by their government to the killing of children ordered by King Herod. John Adams is a very interesting composer and I also recommend his opera Dr. Atomic.
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These performances are part of Project San Francisco, an innovative composer and artist residency program.
The Symphony launches the Holiday season with a bona fide modern classic, as the preeminent American composer John Adams conducts a new production of El Niño, his captivating retelling of the Christmas story. Special lighting and staging help set the mood and tell the tale. The all-star cast of singers includes Dawn Upshaw, one of El Niño’s original interpreters.
Soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform December 4; Jessica Rivera will perform December 3.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Susan Key, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to all ticketholders.
Meet John Adams at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the December 3 concert.
John Adams - conductor
Jessica Rivera - soprano
Dawn Upshaw - soprano
Michelle DeYoung - mezzo-soprano
Daniel Bubeck - countertenor
Brian Cummings - countertenor
Steven Rickards - countertenor
Jonathan Lemalu - bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Girls Chorus; Susan McMane, Director
San Francisco Symphony
John Adams - El Niño
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