Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts John Adams' Harmonielehre With the San Francisco Symphony
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In a surreal twist, one of Japan's biggest rock stars also happens to be one of that country's most revered classical composers. His name is Yoshiki and the breadth of his musical accomplishment astonishes. The same man who, as the leader of the heavy metal band X Japan, sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times was selected by the Japanese government to write a classical composition celebrating Emperor Akihito. Commissioned to write themes for events as diverse as the 2012 Grammys and the World Expo, he has now released a solo album of original instrumental works, Yoshiki Classical, to global acclaim. For one night only, he will perform captivating melodies from his new album live at Davies Symphony Hall, playing solo piano with string quartet accompaniment. Learn More
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I have Harmonielehre on CD, but you really have not experienced it until you hear it live. The Symphony was amazing. Gil Shaham was also expressive and wonderful on the Mozart 5th Violin Concerto in A. Henry Cowell rounded out a great evening of classical music.
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Hear a sound clip from _Harmonielehre. _
These performances are part of Project San Francisco, an innovative composer and artist residency program.
Project San Francisco continues with another signature John Adams work: Harmonielehre, a work partly inspired by Adams’s dream in which a tanker ascends from the San Francisco Bay into the sky. This milestone of American minimalism provides the evening’s rousing culmination. The program begins with Synchrony by the great twentieth-century innovator and Bay Area native Henry Cowell. Violinist Gil Shaham, one of his generation’s most dynamic soloists, joins the Symphony for Mozart’s beguiling Violin Concerto No. 5.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.
Michael Tilson Thomas – conductor
Gil Shaham – violin
San Francisco Symphony
Cowell – _Synchrony _
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
John Adams – _Harmonielehre _