San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Semi-Staged Debussy Program
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Debussy was Saturday January 14, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik leads the orchestra in an irresistible program featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten and Piazzolla. Following a lovely early Mozart Divertimento, Barantschik takes center stage in Mendelssohn's D minor Violin Concerto, one of the Romantic master's finest creations and a delightful surprise for concertgoers who only know its more famous sibling. Britten's gorgeous Simple Symphony salutes the composer's centenary, and the program concludes with the sultry music of another 20th-century master: Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, the "King of Nuevo Tango." Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert. Learn More
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Originally composed as incidental music to a mystery play of the same name, Debussy's large-scale work features a massive orchestra, a full chorus, and three soloists. The tale of the twice martyred St. Sébastian will be narrated by the enchanting Frederica von Stade who provides an introduction to each of the five sections.
The Orchestra's performance of Debussy's sweeping score will be accompanied by a newly created multi-media treatment by critically acclaimed director-designer Anne Patterson that features projected visuals and staged elements meant to bring the pageant-like, gothic, nature of the work to life.
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano
Frederica von Stade, narrator
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Anne Patterson, director and designer
Debussy, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien
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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.