MTT, Mason Bates and San Francisco Symphony Fuse Orchestra and Electronica
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony and Mason Bates: Re/current was Friday January 10, 2014 / 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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There are really no bad seats in the SF Symphony Hall. We were 'way up nearly able to touch the ceiling lights, it seemed, yet the sound was perfect. The concert was absolutely brilliant. The modern Bates compositions stretched our minds: (husband hated it, wife liked a lot of parts of it, interesting discussion.) The two violin romances were lovely, and then the symphony was fantastic. How lucky we are in the Bay Area! Pluses 2nd tier folks enjoy: nice big restrooms and a snack bar right on this level.
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Mason Bates piece was absolutely fabulous! Oh how my husband and I wished for an encore. We cannot wait to hear his full-length performance someday. We appreciate also the juxtaposition of Bates's creations to the ones done by Beethoven. ...continued
Running time: Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes, including intermission.
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Alexander Barantschik, violin
Mason Bates, electronica
San Francisco Symphony
Beethoven: Romances for Violin and Orchestra
Mason Bates: The B-Sides
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7