Thursday June 20, 2013 / 2:00pmSan Francisco Symphony's MTT and Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring and Gil Shaham
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How was your experience?
A great program; Rite of Spring was a thrill. Gil Shaham is a wonderful virtuoso. The only downside; I am spoiled by good recordings because they put a great mic on the violin so I hear every detail. I was up in the nose-bleed section at Davies, so the violin sound was tiny. The orchestra is skilled enough to play down when necessary, but the instrument is only 14 inches long or so. It was my first hearing of Agon - a captivating performance. Rite of Spring gave me goose bumps.