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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 58 members
Review from suzanne and theater
Red Velvet 51 events 28 reviews

This was an outstanding performance of beautiful music and singing. A rarely heard choral and orchestral, semi-staged presentation, along with video and narration in French, of a longer theater piece with music by Debussy. Quite unusual and...continued

reviewed Jan 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from IsC
69 events 66 reviews

Janacek Sinfonietta was great and Debussy "Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien" staged performance was really interesting and unusual. All together a great evening!

reviewed Jan 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lawrence Helman
83 events 44 reviews

did not rock my world.

reviewed Jan 14 2012 report as inappropriate
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Description

Originally composed as incidental music to a mystery play of the same name, Debussy’s large-scale work features a massive orchestra, a full chorus, and three soloists. The tale of the twice martyred St. Sébastian will be narrated by the enchanting Frederica von Stade who provides an introduction to each of the five sections.

The Orchestra’s performance of Debussy’s sweeping score will be accompanied by a newly created multi-media treatment by critically acclaimed director-designer Anne Patterson that features projected visuals and staged elements meant to bring the pageant-like, gothic, nature of the work to life. *

Artists: *

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano

Frederica von Stade, narrator

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Anne Patterson, director and designer

Program:

Janáček, Sinfonietta

Debussy, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien

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