San Francisco Symphony: my classic Gershwin
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: my classic Gershwin was Thursday July 7, 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
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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.
Michael Francis, conductor
Laura Benanti, vocalist
Ian Parker, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Gershwin: _ Overture to Girl Crazy _
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Gershwin: Selected Songs
Gershwin: _ An American in Paris _
The first notes of the first concert of Summer and the Symphony July events augur the delights to come all month long! George Gershwin’s smash musical Girl Crazy yielded such tunes as “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” and more treasures of American musical theater. Where Girl Crazy is all froth and fun,_ An American in Paris_ is serious exuberance. Written to evoke the sights and sounds of 1920s Paris, it is Gershwin’s best known – and best loved – concert work.