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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Francisco Symphony: Hélène Grimaud plays Schumann
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attended Jan 08 2011

We hadn't been to Davies in such a long time. This was such a treat. The tickets were just fine. Row R and right on the aisle. The program couldn't have been better. Actually Ms. Grimaud our 3rd favorite number out of the 3. Each was a...continued

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“[Grimaud’s playing is] marked not only by extreme virtuosity, but by the deepest poetic impulse." —_Newark Star-Ledger _


Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with an enthralling program of three deeply impassioned works. The evening begins with the rending Elegie for string orchestra by modern master (and Karabits’s countryman) Valentin Silvestrov. Renowned French dynamo Hélène Grimaud offers her signature interpretation of Schumann’s fiery Piano Concerto, a vital essay of the Romantic literature. Rachmaninoff’s irresistible Symphonic Dances, the composer’s final work, closes the program.

Inside Music, an informative talk with John Palmer, begins one hour prior to both concerts and is free to ticketholders. Off the Podium, an informal Q&A with Hélène Grimaud and Kirill Karabits, begins immediately after Saturday’s performance.