San Francisco Symphony: my classic Four Seasons
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: my classic Four Seasons was Thursday July 28, 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
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- A pre-concert reception features a special tango demonstration and dancing, plus food and drinks for sale. Reception begins an hour before the concert, and continues during intermission.
Michael Francis, conductor
Lara St. John, violin
San Francisco Symphony
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
If Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is crystalline grace and sparkling sophistication, Piazzolla’s version is streetwise verve and tangy in color. Each of Vivaldi’s four concertos for violin and chamber orchestra -- performed here by the dynamic Lara St. John -- recalls the character of its appointed season through evocative composition, and is one of the best loved of all Baroque works. In contrast, Tango master Astor Piazzolla’s pieces were never meant to be performed together. Yet as a group, and performed interleaved with Vivaldi’s four movements, listeners are treated to a captivating expression of the cycles of life.