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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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
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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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.