San Francisco Symphony: my classic Mozart
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: my classic Mozart was Sunday July 17, 2011 / 2:00pm (Pre-Concert Reception at 1:00pm).
Currently at Davies Symphony Hall:
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- $55.00 - $75.00
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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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Talented pianist and conductor. Pre-concert Reception was misleading. Music prior to the performance was pleasant but can't figure out where the "reception" was?? Cost $29 for a wrap and boxed salad plus water and coke. Eat beforehand!!
Quotes & Highlights
Meet Gilles Vonsattel at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concert.
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
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Mozart: Overture to _Don Giovanni _
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, _Jupiter _
The music that streamed from Mozart’s mind is, in a single word, perfect. The overture from Don Giovanni encapsulates the masterful portrayal of mirth, melodrama, and the supernatural that is this operatic masterpiece. Elegant pianist Gilles Vonsattel makes his SFS debut in the Piano Concerto No. 20, with its moods both dark and happy. Finally, all the otherworldly ability that Mozart possessed was brought to bear in the Jupiter Symphony, the final symphony he produced.