Violinist Gil Shaham with the San Francisco Symphony: Berg, Schubert
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Davies Symphony Hall is an appropriately majestic backdrop for the San Francisco Choral Society's performance of Brahms' monumental A German Requiem. Working from a German-language Bible -- rather than the Latin Catholic liturgy -- Brahms focused his elegiac composition on the transience of life, rather than the finality of death. In doing so, he transformed a potentially conventional piece of church music into what would later become the second most performed choral work after Handel's Messiah. Now soloists Marnie Breckenridge (soprano) and Eugene Brancoveanu (bass) and the California Chamber Symphony will join SF Choral in bringing this masterful Requiem back to life. Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Janice O.
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This SF Symphony & the SF Symphony chorus were wonderful, as always. And with MTT directing it made attending this performance a highlight. I'm only giving it 2-stars because I didn't particularly like the violin soloist Gil Shaham. There seemed to be something missing as he performed the music. I mainly went to hear the vocal soloists in Part 2, but they didn't get to do too much. Unfortunately, I wasn't familiar with the music beforehand, and have come to the conclusion I'm not a Berg fan. Definitely go however if you want to hear the chorus take centerstage. Their sound is definitely wonderful.
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Laura Aikin, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Bruce Sledge, tenor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Jeremy Galyon, baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Berg: Violin Concerto
Schubert: Mass No. 6
Part requiem, part showpiece, the great Berg concerto finds an ideal interpreter in Shaham, who has explored it for years and played it often. Schubert’s Masses are glories of the choral repertory and this one is no exception.