Venue Details

5527 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from nitie

This excellent symphony concert had it all: vibrant young conductor, great guest artists, and wonderful music, all focused on America. Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, and Dvojak's New World Symphony, using American folk music themes. Our seats in...continued

reviewed Jul 22 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from JL

Fantastic performance!

reviewed Jul 22 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Charles Yoo

The tenor was a distraction.

The second half was too long.

The pianist was awesome.

reviewed Jul 22 2010 report as inappropriate
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_"Mi Alma Mexicana _abounds in revelations. That its all-Mexican classic repertoire, which ranges from sedate, 120-year-old, European-influenced salon music to uncommonly savage modern fare, arrives with such wide-eyed freshness and power owes as much to the abundant gifts of 29-year-old conductor Alondra de la Parra as to the artistry of the young members of her 6-year-old Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA)." —San Francisco Classical Voice

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Artists:

Alondra de la Parra, conductor

Lucas Meachem, baritone

Charlie Albright, piano

 

Program:

Ellington (arr. Maurice Peress) — New World A-Comin’

Copland — Selections from Old American Songs

Grofé — Selections from Grand Canyon Suite

Dvořák — Symphony No. 9, New World

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