San Francisco Symphony and Violinist James Ehnes: Beethoven's Violin Concerto
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven's Violin Concerto was Saturday June 12, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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The overture from the Flying Dutchman was intriguing for its familiarity as I've never seen it performed before. James Ehnes' solo was the highlight of the evening and I also enjoyed how well the rest of the symphony reciprocated and added to the piece under MTT's lead. I enjoyed the Berg likely more than I thought I would, but still not a favorite.
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Erin Wall soprano
James Ehnes violin
Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Berg: Suite from Lulu
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto proves there’s never too much of a good thing. Berg’s riveting suite from his unfinished opera_ Lulu_ will have you at the edge of your seat.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg and free to ticketholders, begins one hour prior to concerts.
Meet James Ehnes for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.
On Friday, June 11, the concert will be followed by a performance by Amy X Neuburg and the Cello ChiXtet. Taking place in the 2nd Tier lobby, this performance is free to all ticketholders.