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5542 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 17 members
Review from Chouxie

The overture from the Flying Dutchman was intriguing for its familiarity as I've never seen it performed before. James Ehnes' solo was the highlight of the evening and I also enjoyed how well the rest of the symphony reciprocated and added to the...continued

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Review from John Wallace

Superb performance, with a helpful introduction to the Berg piece by Tilson-Thomas. Even though the Berg is difficult for most listeners, it was well conceived and delivered. The preceding Wagner overture was also quite good, with the horn section...continued

reviewed Jun 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Alan Shearer

After a reading of Die Fliegende Hollander that seemed to shift in balsnce from one section to another, the high point of the evening, I thought, was the Lulu suite. After having seen the full opera recently at the Met, this distilllation of...continued

reviewed Jun 12 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

Artists: 

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor 

Erin Wall soprano 

James Ehnes violin 

Program: 

Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman 

Berg: Suite from Lulu 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto proves there’s never too much of a good thing. Berg’s riveting suite from his unfinished opera_ Lulu_ will have you at the edge of your seat. 

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg and free to ticketholders, begins one hour prior to concerts.

Meet James Ehnes for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.  

On Friday, June 11, the concert will be followed by a performance by Amy X Neuburg and the Cello ChiXtet. Taking place in the 2nd Tier lobby, this performance is free to all ticketholders.

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