San Francisco Symphony: Summer & the Symphony Grand Finale with Chris Noth
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Featured review from OscarOmega
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Alondra de la Parra is an excellent conductor. I've never seen a conductor having so much fun directing a magnificent orchestra such as The San Francisco Symphony.
I enjoyed very much the pieces selected for this concert. Certainly enjoyed the narration by the gorgeous Chris Noth. Delightful.
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Spectacular! Gershwin and Copeland and the S.F. Symphony - what a combination. The show was enthralling, spirited, outstanding.....and....we had wonderful seats, courtesy of Gold Star Events. Thank you. It was a most memorable evening.
Alondra de la Parra conductor Chris Noth narrator Sara Davis Buechner piano Members of the UC Berkeley Marching Band
John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Copland Three Latin-American Sketches
Ives The Unanswered Question
Copland Lincoln Portrait
Ives Variations on “America”
Gershwin _Rhapsody in Blue _(original jazz band version)
Gershwin Strike Up the Band
Willson _ Seventy-Six Trombones _
Summer & the Symphony’s Grand Finale promises to be the summer’s can’t-miss musical event! Chris Noth—known for his role on HBO’s Sex and the City as Mr. Big and currently appearing on CBS’s The Good Wife—will narrate Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, an undisputed American masterpiece. The spectacular finale also includes the UC Berkeley Marching Band in a performance of the hit Broadway tune “Seventy-Six Trombones.”
Arrive one hour prior to the concert for music and dancing with the Martini Brothers, plus desserts and specialty drinks.