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Mezzo-Soprano Anne Sofie von Otter with the San Francisco Symphony
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attended Mar 06 2011

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.

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

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attended Mar 04 2011

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.

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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

Description

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

San Francisco Symphony

Program:

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.