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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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4.3 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Matthew Travisano
14 events 2 reviews

The SF Symphony's "Friday 6.5" concert on 3/13 was thoroughly enjoyable. The format of this series is audience-friendly; the conductor gives an introduction to each piece from the podium. I normally find conductors to be awkward public speakers...continued

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Review from Dan Seda
27 events 14 reviews

A thoroughly enjoyable performance complete with a pre-performance 'primer' to provide the audience with a context with which to enjoy the Shostakovitch piece. For example he was about 27 when he composed the Lady Macbeth Opera, and although...continued

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Review from amy zhang
27 events 10 reviews

great performance! enjoyed it much with my family.

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Description

Franz Liszt, superstar pianist, meets a modern counterpart in Thibaudet. James Conlon, LA Opera’s music director, has conducted in the world’s greatest opera houses. He brings us music from the opera that sparked Stalin’s campaign against Shostakovich.

Program:

Berlioz, Le Corsaire Overture

Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich (arr. Conlon), Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

This Friday 6.5 Series concert also features James Conlon’s remarks before the complete works are performed.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>