San Francisco Symphony Performs Gershwin and Bernstein in my classic American Composers
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The last date listed for my classic American Composers was Thursday July 2, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Davies Symphony Hall:
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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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James Gaffigan, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano
Celebrate Independence Day with iconic American masterpieces, from West Side Story to An American in Paris. Gabriela Montero — featured at President Obama’s inauguration —lights up the stage with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the work that united classical with jazz and raised the profile of American concert music. James Gaffigan, one of the country’s most exciting young maestros, leads the San Francisco Symphony in this rich tapestry of musical styles.
Meet Gabriela Montero for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.
Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Montero – Improvisations on themes suggested by the audience
Gershwin – An American in Paris
Bernstein – Music from the film On the Waterfront