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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Strauss With the San Francisco Symphony
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attended Nov 17 2010

The 50-minute performance of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben ranged from the glorious violin solo of Alexander Barantschik to the 19 horns of the expanded orchestra. MTT is genius for paring this piece with Schubert's Incidental Music for...continued

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attended Nov 19 2010

See my comments below. We loved the concert and appreciated being seated with our guests.

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attended Nov 19 2010

We were 1st row & enjoyed the show immensely! The talented orchestra were having so much fun playing the pieces, it was amazing to share in their art.

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“Whoever loves voices, will love Elza van den Heever.” —Frankfurter Rundschau (German daily newspaper)
See and hear Elza van den Heever on YouTube.


Acclaimed for her captivating performances filled with “technical assurance and emotional conviction,” South African soprano Elza van den Heever is fast becoming one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation.



Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Elza van den Heever, soprano

San Francisco Symphony


Schubert, Music from Rosamunde

Strauss, Four Last Songs

Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

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About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.