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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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
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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