San Francisco Symphony Plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
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A varied program with the full S.F. Symphony conducted by Osmo Vanska, conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. The first piece, Slonimsky's Earbox, by John Adams, was truly a thrill for the ears and mind. Wonderfully energetic and melodic, yet still with Adams' repetitive refrains.It was really good to hear The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 played LIVE, since one usually hears recordings of this composition. Since I sat in the Second tier, the players seemed rather far away, but the music soars up to that elevation so beautifully. A very good evening at a very fair price.
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First of all Vänskä, the conductor, was worth the price of admission.
Due to where I was seated (second row, front orchestra) there was surely some penalty with respect to total sound quality. But my view and connection Vänskä was up close and...continued
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Antti Siirala, piano
John Adams: _Slonimsky’s Earbox _
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7
The music of living legend John Adams begins an evening of affecting and thrilling masterpieces. Antti Siirala plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto, one of the most famous concertos in all of music. Dvoøák’s breathtaking Seventh Symphony rounds out a program that is sure to move you.