San Francisco Symphony: my classic Beethoven
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: my classic Beethoven was Saturday July 9, 2011 / 8:00pm (Pre-Concert Reception at 7:00pm).
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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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Prior to the performance, The Martini Brothers Dance Band played in the main lobby, with lots of people dancing &/or watching, listening, and enjoying the music.The concert itself was an excellent program, with the 5th Piano Concerto as the central interest, and the 5th Symphony played after intermission. The concert was very well attended and appreciated by a wide range of ages and musical knowledge. The guest pianist, Sara Davis Buechner, was a particularly interesting and fine concert artist.
Quotes & Highlights
- A pre-concert reception features live music by the Martini Brothers, plus food and drinks for sale. Reception begins an hour before the concert, and continues during intermission.
- Meet pianist Sara Davis Buechner at a post-concert CD signing in the Symphony Store.
Michael Francis, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Does any composer say “classic” more than Beethoven, or any piece more so than his mighty Fifth Symphony? This program of definitive Beethoven is anchored by the symphony whose opening phrases are among the most recognizable in the entire musical universe. Sara Davis Buechner, who made an electric appearance last summer, returns to perform the magnificent Emperor Concerto, given its sobriquet for its aural majesty.
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony
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.