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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 Russian Favorites"
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attended Jul 08 2011

San Francisco-symphony-my-classic-russian-favorites,Friday July 8, 2011, 8:00pm. My wife and I enjoyed the evening, great music, comfortable seats, excellent viewing

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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.
Meet pianist Valentina Lisitsa at a post-concert CD signing in the Symphony Store.

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Michael Francis, conductor

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Mussorgsky / Rimsky-Korsakov: _A Night on Bald Mountain _

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov: _Scheherazade _

Expect drama, color, and big, big thrills from three iconic Russian composers and their signature works. Night on Bald Mountain entered the American consciousness in the 1940s courtesy of Fantasia_. Its pulsating rhythms and exotic imagery continue to fire imaginations today. Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto inspires awe for the remarkable solo turn, delivered here by the electrifying pianist Valentina Lisitsa. But there is no piece more vivid and evocative than Scheherazade_ — its achingly sweet violin solo and sweeping melodies transport listeners to another time and place.