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Davies Symphony Hall
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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18 stars
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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7 reviews
12 stars
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.


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.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.