The San Francisco Symphony Presents My Classic New World, Honoring American Music
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The last date listed for My Classic New World was Thursday July 22, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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Excellent choice of "New World" (that is, American) music. The guest conductor Alondra de la Perra was very good, and the the pianist, young Charlie Albright was fantastic not only with the wonderful Duke Ellington piece, but also with his unexpected Lizst encore! The tenor was excellent at performing a challenging piece (you try signing it sometime!), all stories, songs, & poems based on late 18th/early 19th century numbers (again, there's that "New World" theme). The second half was not too long - it's a symphony, and a well-known one at that. Sounds to me like our other reviewer was a bit bored and probably not familiar with classical music. The SFS concerts always start at 8 pm and end promptly at 10 pm. Any time Gold Star offers reduced tickets to the San Francisco Symphony, jump at it! SF Symphony is one of the best in the country. Our seats were just fine; as a season subscriber with seats in the Loge, I was very happy with the "rear orchestra seats we randomly assigned.
Quotes & Highlights
- Hear an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfsymphony.org/Media/Player.aspx?mediapath=&mediaid=dvorakSymNo9.swf">audio clip</a>.
- <em>"Mi Alma Mexicana </em>abounds in revelations. That its all-Mexican classic repertoire, which ranges from sedate, 120-year-old, European-influenced salon music to uncommonly savage modern fare, arrives with such wide-eyed freshness and power owes as much to the abundant gifts of 29-year-old conductor Alondra de la Parra as to the artistry of the young members of her 6-year-old Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA)." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfcv.org/reviews/mexicos-sizzling-sensual-soul">San Francisco Classical Voice</a>
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Lucas Meachem, baritone
Charlie Albright, piano
Ellington (arr. Maurice Peress) — New World A-Comin'
Copland — Selections from Old American Songs
Grofé — Selections from Grand Canyon Suite
Dvořák — Symphony No. 9, New World