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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This was an absolutely wonderful evening from beginning to end. The tango orchestra in the lobby was excellent and many couples danced with great style and pleasure. The symphony program was so well planned and played, and the combination of...continued
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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.
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.