San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Adams
San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven's 4th Symphony, Adams
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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in a program of works by Beethoven, as well as a new work commissioned for the SFS from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams. The concert culminates in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. One of the composer's more rarely performed symphonies, the 4th is a bright and tuneful work full of memorable melodies. Commissioned to mark the SFS's hundredth anniversary, Adams' Absolute Jest
made its premiere in 2012. It's packed with clever allusions to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and late string quartets, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet makes a guest appearance. Another guest, tenor Michael Fabiano, sings Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte
(To the distant beloved
), the first song cycle ever written. Beethoven's Three Equali for Four Trombones open the show.
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Adams was Sunday May 5, 2013 / 2:00pm (Pre-Concert Talk at 1:00pm).
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The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.