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Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Francisco Symphony Plays Mozart with Pianist Piotr Anderszewski
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12 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 11 2009

A delight from beginning to end. The first piece, Higdon's Blue Cathedral, was quite beautiful, interesting, modern, and the pieces that followed were diverse enough to keep ones interest and all very well done. The symphony's players continue...continued

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attended Apr 10 2009

Great event! You can't beat the opportunity to hear the orchestra and soloist for the price. I am so grateful for the opp. through Goldstar. Anyway, it was an interesting concert, a very modern (very cool) piece, something more classic and then...continued

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attended Apr 10 2009

Wonderful concert. The Polish pianist gave a beautiful interpretation of Mozart. The first piece was a contemporary composition surprisingly melodic and romantic.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Higdon’s ‘blue cathedral’ made us marvel at the process of creation. It is intriguing and serene, evoking the pastorale naivete of Copland and the crystalline harmonies of Ravel, while sounding utterly of our time.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Mr. Anderszewski’s improbably light playing had an air of confessional intimacy; listening felt like eavesdropping.” —The New York Times
Meet Piotr Anderszewski for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.

Description

San Francisco Symphony

Stéphane Denève, conductor

Piotr Anderszewski , piano

Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral

_**Mozart**: Piano Concerto No. 24 _

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy (arr. Jarrell): Ibéria from Images pour orchestre

The award-winning Anderszewski has appeared with many great orchestras and debuts with the San Francisco Symphony in Mozart’s darkly beautiful concerto. Fauré and Debussy created musical Impressionism, and Higdon shows how Impressionism lives today.

Free Inside Music talk by Susan Key one hour prior to each concert.