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415-864-6000
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San Francisco Symphony Plays Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2
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attended Nov 06 2009

We very much enjoyed this. We're novice classical music listeners. As such we didn't quite understand how lucky we were to be at this performance. The very long and boisterous ovation clued us in. Afterwards, the crowd was exuberantly discussing...continued

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For sure I enjoyed the concert. I am glad like heck that I attended the pre concert lecture, especially for the listening tips on “The Bells”. I had never heard it before and it was sung with the Russian text to boot. I would have enjoyed it just...continued

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Rachmaninoff: The Bells

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2

A Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells was the inspiration for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s choral monument of the same name. This haunting work’s mystery lies in its use of an ancient chant sung at funerals. The Second Symphony is a multi-colored tapestry of melody.

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Nuccia Focile, soprano

Frank Lopardo, tenor

Mikhail Petrenko, baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus