San Francisco Symphony: Summer & the Symphony Grand Finale with Chris Noth
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Summer & the Symphony Grand Finale was Saturday July 24, 2010 / 8:00pm (Dancing at 7:00pm).
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San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik leads the orchestra in an irresistible program featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten and Piazzolla. Following a lovely early Mozart Divertimento, Barantschik takes center stage in Mendelssohn's D minor Violin Concerto, one of the Romantic master's finest creations and a delightful surprise for concertgoers who only know its more famous sibling. Britten's gorgeous Simple Symphony salutes the composer's centenary, and the program concludes with the sultry music of another 20th-century master: Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, the "King of Nuevo Tango." Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert. Learn More
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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.
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.