Pianist Hélène Grimaud Plays Schumann with San Francisco Symphony
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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
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- “[Grimaud’s playing is] marked not only by extreme virtuosity, but by the deepest poetic impulse." --<em>Newark Star-Ledger </em>
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.