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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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attended Nov 26 2010

SF Symphony did well itself in playing Brahms's Festival Overture and Bergs pieces, I really liked them. However they could do much better, playing in ensemble with Yefim Bronfman. His play was powerful, sparkling and energetic and Brahms's...continued

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attended Nov 26 2010

Great selection of pieces. The evening opened with Brahms's "Akademische Fest Overtuere". Then followed "Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite" by Alban Berg. Michael Tilson Thomas prefaced this with a brief address to the audience about the...continued

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=43016

Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert.

Description

Virtuoso Yefim Bronfman joins the Orchestra for Brahms’s monumental First Piano Concerto, a staggering masterpiece from the composer’s twenty-fifth year. The program prefaces this work with the jovial Academic Festival Overture and music by Alban Berg, the early twentieth-century modernist most influenced by Brahmsian Romantic pathos. The sensual Lyric Suite is a musical love letter to Berg’s mistress—written in code!

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

San Francisco Symphony    

Program:  

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture  

Berg: Three Pieces from Lyric Suite  

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

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.