Vasily Petrenko Conducts the SF Symphony: Pärt, Bartók and Respighi
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The last date listed for Petrenko Conducts Respighi was Saturday October 6, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Davies Symphony Hall is an appropriately majestic backdrop for the San Francisco Choral Society's performance of Brahms' monumental A German Requiem. Working from a German-language Bible -- rather than the Latin Catholic liturgy -- Brahms focused his elegiac composition on the transience of life, rather than the finality of death. In doing so, he transformed a potentially conventional piece of church music into what would later become the second most performed choral work after Handel's Messiah. Now soloists Marnie Breckenridge (soprano) and Eugene Brancoveanu (bass) and the California Chamber Symphony will join SF Choral in bringing this masterful Requiem back to life. Learn More
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The setting, of course, is elegant; the first piece was haunting, ethereal, transcendent; the second, a piano concerto, I will assume was excellent - I don't care for bombastic piano concertos; the last piece, Respighi's Fountains and Pines of...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Petrenko’s physical technique is so crisp and graceful — a combination of a clear rhythmic beat and simple but expressive gestures.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Respighi: Fountains of Rome_ (_Fontane di Roma)
Respighi: Pines of Rome_ (_Pini di Roma)
Concert length is approximately 2 hours.