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:
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. 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
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.