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Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Francisco Symphony and Chorus: Beethoven's "Missa solemnis"
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4.3 average rating
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17 reviews
68 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

I always love the great sacred choral works, and when Tilson-Thomas and the SF Chorus get together, it is really glad I went!

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5 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

Beethoven's greatest masterpiece. The chorus was astounding. Thrilling, rousing. MTT and the SF Symphony at their finest.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

The performance was wonderful, but our seats were awful, so that we did not get the full benefit of the sound.More below

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Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to the concert
Check out Michael Tilson Thomas’ official website.


The Missa solemnis stands among Beethoven’s superlative achievements, at once one of his most magnificent and most deeply personal creations. Composed in Beethoven’s final years, the Missa reflects the composer’s deep and complex spirituality at the end of his remarkable artistic journey. The nonpareil quartet of soloists includes Christine Brewer, recently named one of the 20 Greatest Sopranos of All Time by BBC Music Magazine.


Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Christine Brewer, soprano

Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano

Gregory Kunde, tenor

Ain Anger, bass

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus


Beethoven _— Missa solemnis _