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).
Currently at Davies Symphony Hall:
- Full Price:
- $39.00 - $93.00
- Our Price:
- $19.50 - $46.50
The return of last season's mega-successful Beethoven & Bates embraces both the classic and cutting-edge, with a finale featuring acclaimed Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. The evening kicks off with Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony and Rossini's Overture to La gazza ladra, with its snappy snare drums, followed by Bates, a Guggenheim Fellow and multiple composition prizewinner, joining the orchestra as they perform his Alternative Energy. Come early and learn more at an informative pre-concert discussion. 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.
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.