San Francisco Symphony: Works from American Composers Copland and Gershwin
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: American Composers was Thursday July 8, 2010 / 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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Come an hour prior to concert for lobby entertainment including the Martini Brothers, plus desserts and specialty drinks.
Kick off the summer series with this program of popular classics and unexpected gems by two quintessential American voices. Aaron Copland defined the sound of Americana with his 1942 ballet Rodeo, while his Danzón Cubano and George Gershwin’s exuberant Cuban Overture look to the vibrant folk music of Latin America. The evening also features two rising stars of the opera world, Alyson Cambridge and Gordon Hawkins, in music from the groundbreaking jazz opera Porgy and Bess, including “Summertime” and other signature Gershwin tunes.
Donato Cabrera conductor
Alyson Cambridge soprano
Gordon Hawkins bass-baritone
Copland _ Danzón Cubano _
Copland Four Dance Episodes from _Rodeo _
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Gershwin Music from Porgy and Bess Suite