San Francisco Symphony: Tchaikovsky's First Symphony
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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.
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.