Pianist Hélène Grimaud Plays Schumann with San Francisco Symphony
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In a surreal twist, one of Japan's biggest rock stars also happens to be one of that country's most revered classical composers. His name is Yoshiki and the breadth of his musical accomplishment astonishes. The same man who, as the leader of the heavy metal band X Japan, sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times was selected by the Japanese government to write a classical composition celebrating Emperor Akihito. Commissioned to write themes for events as diverse as the 2012 Grammys and the World Expo, he has now released a solo album of original instrumental works, Yoshiki Classical, to global acclaim. For one night only, he will perform captivating melodies from his new album live at Davies Symphony Hall, playing solo piano with string quartet accompaniment. Learn More
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“[Grimaud’s playing is] marked not only by extreme virtuosity, but by the deepest poetic impulse." —_Newark Star-Ledger _
Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with an enthralling program of three deeply impassioned works. The evening begins with the rending Elegie for string orchestra by modern master (and Karabits’s countryman) Valentin Silvestrov. Renowned French dynamo Hélène Grimaud offers her signature interpretation of Schumann’s fiery Piano Concerto, a vital essay of the Romantic literature. Rachmaninoff’s irresistible Symphonic Dances, the composer’s final work, closes the program.
Inside Music, an informative talk with John Palmer, begins one hour prior to both concerts and is free to ticketholders. Off the Podium, an informal Q&A with Hélène Grimaud and Kirill Karabits, begins immediately after Saturday’s performance.