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San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky's First Symphony
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4.3 average rating
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-7 stars
attended Jan 08 2012

Symphony was awesome. The program itself was somewhat less than stellar.

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2 stars
attended Jan 08 2012

I thought it was one of the worst SF Symphony evenings. Music was terrible.. The Lizst was poor. The Lizeti was abominable, and the Winter Dreams was just okay.. My seat was lousy too.......

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Christian Tetzlaff, violin        

San Francisco Symphony   **


**Liszt: Prometheus   

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.

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.