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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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San Francisco Opera Orchestra
6 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Susan David Red Velvet
38 events
13 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

Great concert.

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

Delightful concert! Unique pieces I had not heard before, including a very well-executed cello concerto and two symphonies. Very well done! I was a little distracted by the conductor's unique "jiggling" fast hand movements, but every conductor...continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

Luisotti conducts with flair and verve--his gestures unusually expressive. The orchestra was excellent.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Under his baton, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra sparkles, shimmers, storms, and, most importantly, sings the music.” —_San Francisco Examiner _

Description

SF Opera Orchestra

Nicola Luisotti, conductor

A rare opportunity to hear the distinguished San Francisco Opera Orchestra shine in symphonic repertoire under the direction of its extraordinary music director. Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, also principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony, made his international debut in 2002 and his career trajectory since then can only be described as meteoric, with engagements in the world’s major opera houses and concert halls.

Program:

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major (Classical)

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major (Amit Peled, cello) 

Cherubini: Symphony in D major

<em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> Sarah Silverman <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em>