San Francisco Symphony: Semyon Bychkov Conducts Strauss, Schumann
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Strauss And Schumann was Friday November 4, 2011 / 6:30pm.
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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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Featured review from Wayne J.
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The Richard Strauss pieces were wonderful!
I noted, however, that the third trombonist semed especially bored, having very few notes to play. He spent most of the time with both his arms and his legs crossed! Rather than intently following the conductor and being immersed in the music, he was just sitting idly by until his few bars came up. Not an especially participative mode of being present to clock in for his $100K+/year salary. What if the paying audience just sat around looking bored until, finally, the third trombonist got his few notes in? Don't these players get that their every move on stage is being scrutinized by the audience? And what about the guest conductor? Doesn't he care what kind of attentiveness to the music he is eliciting from everyone on stage?
Semyon Bychkov: conductor
Kirill Gerstein: piano
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