San Francisco Symphony: my classic Russian Favorites
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: my classic Russian Favorites was Friday July 8, 2011 / 8:00pm (Pre-Concert Reception at 7:00pm).
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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.
Meet pianist Valentina Lisitsa at a post-concert CD signing in the Symphony Store.
Michael Francis, conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Mussorgsky / Rimsky-Korsakov: _A Night on Bald Mountain _
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: _Scheherazade _
Expect drama, color, and big, big thrills from three iconic Russian composers and their signature works. Night on Bald Mountain entered the American consciousness in the 1940s courtesy of Fantasia_. Its pulsating rhythms and exotic imagery continue to fire imaginations today. Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto inspires awe for the remarkable solo turn, delivered here by the electrifying pianist Valentina Lisitsa. But there is no piece more vivid and evocative than Scheherazade_ — its achingly sweet violin solo and sweeping melodies transport listeners to another time and place.
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.