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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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4.3 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from advisor
35 events 11 reviews

We enjoyed this performance. Our seats were not as good as the ones we previously have received as they were off to the side and we could not see about 1/3 of the orchestra. In the past, our second tier seats were in the center higher up. ...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from James Sweeney
29 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 11 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Basia Leaffer
46 events 7 reviews

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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>