San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky's First Symphony
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky's First Symphony was Sunday January 8, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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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 Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Michael Tilson Thomas always delivers a great show. A challenging new (to me) composer (Ligeti) was rather difficult. The Tchaikovsky First was more reassuring. The orchestra is amazing how it meets all of these diverse calls on their musicianship.
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
San Francisco Symphony **
Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams
Representing the first large-scale work of Tchaikovsky’s career, the Symphony No. 1 pays homage to the sounds he experienced daily in his beloved Russia. Ligeti’s Violin Concerto, however, is a gripping work about loss, memory, and neglect. Tetzlaff displays a “rich, velvety tone and an irresistible sense of line” (The New York Times), and his performance will astound the listener with its virtuosity and boldness of sound.