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.
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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
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<p>James Gaffigan, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Meet Gabriela Montero for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.</p> <p>Program:
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 </p>
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