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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from glorious
Red Velvet 52 events 4 reviews

HIndemith exciting but not something I'd want to hear again. von Otter is a fabulous musician but the voice not lush and beautiful. Particularly enjoyed the Brahms.

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Ruth Robertson
Review from Ruth Robertson
142 events 89 reviews

Her singing of Grieg's love songs literally brought tears to my eyes!

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marco
20 events 8 reviews

Hindemith was the star of the evening. His "Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass" was vibrant and multi-hued. Miss von Otter phoned in her performance.

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ngwyn
38 events 7 reviews

Soprano was lovely; symphony was marvelous; audience- not so good.
Several people behind me (despite my scowling disapproval) persisted in talking through the performance. A very obese person next to me took up more than her own seat, so I left...continued

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to concerts.
“[von Otter is] a model of vocal grace and subtlety, essentially challenging the audience to lean in and listen.” —The New York Times
“[von Otter] possesses one of the most flexible and natural vocal instruments of any living artist.” —Opera Now


Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

San Francisco Symphony


Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass

Selected songs by Grieg, Nielsen, Stenhammar, and Sibelius

Brahms: Serenade No. 1

This program traverses a vast musical landscape, from Paul Hindemith’s propulsive Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass to Brahms’s idyllic Serenade No. 1, the German Romantic’s first completed orchestral work. The illustrious Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter offers a selection of Scandinavian songs, including works by Grieg and Sibelius.

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