Venue Details

5554 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Robert C. Lang

I attended the Friday (October 29) evening performances. Though all four works were enjoyably performed I’ll comment on the marquee compositions, Liszt and the Shostakovich.

At Davies I have always varied my seating. For concerto performances I...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member

I would not have paid for this event if I had known she would play for less than half of the total time. She acted like a guest who dropped-in, and not the main entertainer.
The remaining three quarters of the evening left us somewhat concerned...continued

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Review from Britt-Marie

The performance was excellent.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Heras-Casado did a superb job controlling the dramatic gestures and let the piece speak for itself.” —_Los Angeles Times _
See a video clip of Alice Sara Ott in concert.



Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Alice Sara Ott, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Twenty-two year old German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott has gained great critical acclaim for her performances at major concert halls worldwide. At the age of thirteen, Alice was hailed the “Most Promising Artist” at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition, and two years later she went on to take the top prize at the Silvio Bengalli International Piano Competition as the youngest contestant.

In addition to her solo activities, Alice is a keen chamber musician and makes regular appearances at festivals in Heimbach, Zurich, Davos and Schwetzingen alongside artists such as Lars Vogt, Gustav Rivinius, Tadjana Masurenko and Peter Sadlo. Alice also frequently appears in recital at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Braunschweig Classix Festival.


Mendelssohn, Fingal’s Cave Overture

Liszt. Piano Concerto No. 1

György Kurtág, Grabstein für Stephan

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 12, “The Year 1917”

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