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5575 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from Nancy
51 events 28 reviews

S.F. orchestra and chorus performing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

reviewed Jun 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ajackphd
35 events 17 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from freddibeth
23 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 26 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

Description

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.

Artists:

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Christine Brewer, soprano

Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano

Gregory Kunde, tenor

Ain Anger, bass

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

Program:

Beethoven _— Missa solemnis _

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