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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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
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.