My Classic Russian Composers: Pianist Orion Weiss and the SF Symphony
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The last date listed for My Classic Russian Composers was Thursday July 23, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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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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Featured review from AimlessOne
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A wonderful program! I love all three pieces - the best of all being Scheherazade which really utilizes the whole orchestra.
The first violin did a marvelous job as did the first clarinet and first bassoon.
Just beautiful! It's a shame that it was for one night only.
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Another grand night for the SF Symphony - the solists, especially the bassoonist, flutist and first violinist, were exceptional. The pianist did credit to the Rach 2 with style. Gafigan is an utterly endearing and lovable conductor
James Gaffigan, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2