San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Adams
San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven's 4th Symphony, Adams
$34.00 - $92.00
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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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Electrifying audiences at its 1896 premiere, the symphonic masterpiece Also sprach Zarathustra became immortalized in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. And it is now embedded in the classical canon as well as pop culture. Hear the entire masterpiece live as Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony through this tone poem by the great German composer Richard Strauss, along with other works featured in 2001, including the By the Beautiful Blue Danube waltz by Johann Strauss Jr. and György Ligeti's ethereal Lux aeterna. The concert also features the vocal prowess of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and works by Lukas Foss and Charles Ives. An informative talk begins one hour before the concert. Learn More
Found parking in a garage a few blocks away for $8 all day Sunday rate. Arrive in the city 45 minutes early so as not to have to stress over finding parking. Limited on street parking. Spring for a parking lot.
MTT and Gil Shaham
Jun 16 2014
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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.