San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky's First SymphonyDavies Symphony Hall, Between Hayes and Grove (201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102)
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David Robertson conducts the San Francisco Symphony in a program of 20th-century classics, featuring guest pianist Marc-André Hamelin in a unique Maurice Ravel concerto. George Gershwin's famous Rhapsody in Blue is one of the most popular American classical works, and possibly the greatest fusion of orchestral and jazz influences ever written. The concert features Maurice Ravel's La Valse, an homage to Viennese waltz filled with dark undertones reflecting the chaos of post-World War I Europe. Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand was also influenced by the Great war -- it was originally written for Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during World War I. Elliott Carter's powerful Variations for Orchestra, another 20th-century masterwork, opens the program. Arrive an hour early to hear conductor David Robertson in conversation with San Francisco Symphony Artistic Planning Director John Mangum. Learn More
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17 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Jan 14 2012
Great experience....wonderful performance and great venue!
Written on Jan 11 2012
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.
Written on Jan 10 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.......
Written on Jan 09 2012
Concert included three different programs.
Prometheus and Tchaikovsky were excellent.
Ligeti was disappointing and boring.
More Information About San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky's First Symphony
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.
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.