San Francisco Symphony: Alan Gilbert Conducts Beethoven and Haydn
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven and Haydn was Saturday October 29, 2011 / 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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Wayne J.
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The SFS sound was great but not fabulous, perhaps because the orchestra with guest conductor and soloist lacked the deft touch of MTT. The evocative soundscapes of Dutilleux sounded unusual and very unfamiliar to me, but the solo violin and very full orchestra scraped up a wild and otherworldly clamor (appropriate for the soundtrack of a ghostly Halloween movie), in contrast with the 'ho-hum' sedate and predictable intricacies of the Beethoven and Haydn symphonies, which required fewer orchestral players. I would have preferred to skip the latter and contrast the Dutilleux with Ravel, Bartok, and/or Stravinsky, who influenced him.
Sadly, I could not hear most of the 7 pm lecture which was poorly amplified and presented by a lecturer unschooled in effective public speaking. Her stage presence was ZIP.
Alan Gilbert conductor
Renaud Capuçon violin
San Francisco Symphony
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Henri Dutilleux: L’Arbre des songes
Haydn: Symphony No. 99