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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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San Francisco Symphony: "my classic Mozart"
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Lil
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attended Jul 17 2011

Very enjoyable, and good seats. Familiar Mozart pieces, but beautifully done. Pianist was VERY good, we had never heard of him before. Because of the continued applause after the Piano Concerto #20, he played an encore- a short but technically...continued

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attended Jul 17 2011

The symphony summer series is great. I took my father who needed handicapped seating. The people at Goldstar make arrangements and were very gracious. Davis Hall is very handicapped friendly. The Mozart pieces were great.

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attended Jul 17 2011

A wonderful afternoon...great music and a good crowd appreciating it. The pianist was outstanding. SF has a gem in its symphony orchestra. Also, the music at the pre-concert reception had us all swinging with a smile.

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Meet Gilles Vonsattel at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concert.
A pre-concert reception features live music by the Martini Brothers, plus food and drinks for sale. Reception begins an hour before the concert, and continues during intermission.

Description

Michael Francis, conductor

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Mozart: Overture to _Don Giovanni _

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor

Mozart: Symphony No. 41, _Jupiter _

The music that streamed from Mozart’s mind is, in a single word, perfect. The overture from Don Giovanni encapsulates the masterful portrayal of mirth, melodrama, and the supernatural that is this operatic masterpiece. Elegant pianist Gilles Vonsattel makes his SFS debut in the Piano Concerto No. 20, with its moods both dark and happy. Finally, all the otherworldly ability that Mozart possessed was brought to bear in the Jupiter Symphony, the final symphony he produced.